Arguably the most improved player in the Patriot League, he was Navy's leading scorer (10.9 ppg) and rebounder (6.7 rpg) ... in Patriot League play, he was Navy's top rebounder, averaging 7.4 boards, and third-leading scorer, posting 10.1 points per contest ... a starter in 24 of the 27 games in which he played ... ranked among the Patriot League's top 10 in four categories -- rebounding (second), offensive rebounds (second), defensive rebounds (eighth) and fied goal percentage (ninth) ... in conference competition, he led the league in offensive rebounds (3.14 rpg) and tied as the rebounding leader (7.4 rpg) ... tied the school record for most offensive rebounds in league competition with 44 ... tied Alex Kohnen's mark set during the 1993-94 campaign ... his 59 defensive boards tied for seventh with Hassan Booker (1996-97) ... with 103 boards in league action over three seasons, he is ranked sixth and his 7.4 rebounding average is the seventh best ... more than doubled his point production from the free throw line from his sophomore (45 of 85) to junior year (108 of 175) ... heading into his senior campaign, he is ranked sixth on the Mids' career free throws made list for Patriot League competition with 97 ... also ranked sixth on Navy's career free throw percentage for league games ... his 53 free throws made in league competition is the third most by a Navy player in school history, while is 83 attempts are ranked second ... recipient of the Most Improved Player award at the annual team banquet ... awarded to the player who deomonstrates a desire and will to improve for the benefit of himself and his teammates ... this award represents a commitment to being the best player one can be through responsibility, positive energy and passion ... tallied 14 points and nine rebounds in Navy's win at Loyola (Md.) ... shot 4 for 8 from the field, but struggled at the charity stripe where he made just six of his 14 free throws ... grabbed a career-high tying three steals ... recorded his first-career 20-point game when he turned in 20 points against VMI (Nov. 28) ... added a career-high 13 rebounds to post his first-collegiate double-double ... claimed his 300th-career point behind an 18-point effort against Stony Brook (D11) ... posted his second double-double of his career, as he added 11 rebounds to his 18 points ... produced his 200th-career rebound on a three-board effort against Gettysburg (Dec. 18) ... produced his third double-double of the year with a 19-point, 10-board effort at Mount St. Mary's (D21) ... shot 5 for 8 (.625) from the field ... made a career-high nine free throws in the contest ... recorded his fourth double-double of the season behind 16 points and a career-high 19 rebounds against American (J12) ... it's the most rebounds by a Navy player since former NBA All-Star David Robinson snatched 21 boards against James Madison on Jan. 10, 1987 ... posted his 100th-career Patriot League rebound after tallying three at home against Lehigh (Jan 15) ... recorded his 400th-career point on a team-best 16-point performance against Columbia (Jan. 17) ... scored a team-high 17 points on a 6-for-10 shooting effort at Army (Jan. 23) ... added seven boards against the Black Knights ... produced his 200th-career Patriot League point behind a 15-point scoring effort on 5-for-8 shooting from the field and free throw line against Colgate (Jan. 28) ... added nine boards against the Raiders ... collected his 300th-career rebound behind a five-board effort in Navy's win at Lehigh (Feb. 19) ... led Navy in scoring against the Mountain Hawks with 16 points on 5-for-10 FG shooting and 6-for-8 FT shooting ... eclipsed the 500-point milestone with a seven-point effort against Lafayette (Feb. 23) ... grabbed a team-best 14 boards against the Leopards.
As A Sophomore (2003-04)
After coming off the bench in all 27 contests as a freshman, started 19 of the 27 contests in which he played as a sophomore ... claimed his 100th rebound of the year in the final contest where he posted four boards against Lehigh (March 6) in the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals ... free throw shooting was his Achilles heel, making just 52.9 percent (45 for 85) ... behind a nine-point effort at American (Feb. 10), reached the 200-point plateau for his career, while also posting his 100th-career Patriot League point ... in back-to-back games at Eastern Michigan (Jan. 7) and Lehigh (Jan. 10), averaged 9.5 points, 4.0 rebounds, shot 63.6 (7 for 11) percent from the floor and 71.4 (5 for 7) percent from the charity stripe ... behind a 3-for-3 shooting effort at UCF (Dec. 6), topped the 100-point career milestone ... recorded career highs in points (then-13) and field goals made (then-5) in the home opener against Belmont (Nov. 24), while tying his then rebounding high of six ... had a solid effort against SMU (Dec. 31), where he produced double digits for the first time since the Mids' home opener against Belmont ... scored six of his 10 points from the charity stripe ... shot 6 for 10 after coming into the game shooting 38.9 percent (7 for 18) ... scored a then career-high 14 points on 5-for-8 field goal shooting and 4-for-5 free throw shooting at Lehigh (Jan. 10) ... grabbed five rebounds and dealt out three assists in 26 minutes of action against the Mountain Hawks ... grabbed a then career-high seven rebounds against American (Jan. 14) en route to posting his 100th-career carom ... dished out a personal-best five assists and added eight points and a steal ... en route to his nine points at American (Feb. 10), knocked down a career-high seven free throws ... added a team-high tying five boards ... was 5 for 7 from the field en route to an 11-point effort against Colgate (Feb. 20) ... added five boards, two steals and an assist ... scored 10 points, while grabbing three rebounds and dealing out three assists at Lafayette (Feb. 26).
As a Freshman (2002-03)
Played in 27 of the 28 games, making his debut in the season opener against UCF (Nov. 22) ... one-of-four freshmen to see action during the 2002-03 campaign ... averaged 2.9 points and 1.7 boards a game ... one of the Mids' stronger free throw shooters, knocked down 74.2 percent (23 for 31) of his free throws ... posted back-to-back career-high scoring efforts (at that time) with five points at Coastal Carolina (Dec. 7) and eight vs. Gettysburg (Dec. 14) ... shot 57.1 percent against Gettysburg, making four of his seven shots, while dealing out a career-high tying three assists ... grabbed a then career-high five rebounds against Ohio (Dec. 20) in his home state ... had a strong effort at Air Force (Jan. 4), scoring six points and matching that in rebounds ... equalled his career high in rebounds with six against Bucknell (Jan. 18) in just 13 minutes of play ... swatted three Holy Cross (Jan. 24) shots, the first-three blocks of his collegiate career ... added seven points and two assists in that contest ... scored seven of Navy's 17 points in its 17-6 run at the end of the first half in the Colgate contest (Jan. 26) ... grabbed a career-high three steals against the Raiders ... produced a then career-high nine points against American (Feb. 12) ... joined fellow freshmen David Hooper and Adam Lane to score 37 of Navy's 61 points against the Eagles.
A 2002 graduate of Lakewood High School ... a three-year member of his prep baseball team and a four-year letterwinner in basketball ... named the 2002 Ohio Division I Player of the Year and Division I All Lakes District Player of the Year ... garnered Lake Erie League MVP kudos as a senior ... guided Lakewood HS to back-to-back-to-back district runner-up finishes ... member of the National Honor Society and the Spanish Honor Society ... brother, Mark, is a sophomore at the Naval Academy ... father, George, was a standout basketball and baseball player at Miami (Ohio) ... majoring in international relations ... named to the Commandant's List in the Fall of 2005 ... full name is Matt Bryant Fannin ... son of George and Phyllis Fannin ... born July 20, 1983, in Lakewood, Ohio.