His entire NBA career consisted of 11 games and it was all played for our beloved Celtics in the 1994 season.  He shot 6 of 10 from the floor and 6 of 10 from the free throw line.  You may remember Matt Wenstrom.

Matt was rather fortunate to play in the NBA, after going undrafted.  Sure he played at UNC and even won a National Championship with the Tarheels in 1993 but he only averaged 4 minutes per game and 1.6 ppg throughout his college career.  That UNC team was deep and he actually served as the backup for another WTTHT legend.

In fact one of the only pictures I found online of the 7'1 Wenstrom was to the left, in a jump ball with who appears to be none other than...the aforementioned Eric Montross!  Did they have some kind of intrasquad game?  Why are they wearing their game uniforms and not their practice uniforms?  And most importantly look how Montross is skying above Wenstrom.  I bet the toss was poor, happens all the time.

There's so little information on Matt Wenstrom online, that he actually doesn't have a wikipedia page.  In fact by the time you're reading this, you can likely do a google search for Matt Wenstrom and this will likely be the top result.  However one thing he's a part of is a website dedicated to the tallest US citizens.  Of course looking at this site my first thought was that Dwayne Schintzius better be there.  Upon further inspection he's there, along with Montross.  (In fact if you look closer there's a lot of classic guys like Jim McIlvane & Keith Closs who would be classic WTHHT if they played for the Celtics in addition to a couple other guys you can probably expect to see articles on.  Furthermore they need to delete Wilt Chamberlain and Jason Collier since well, they're not alive anymore).

Did Matt have something against the Milwaukee Bucks?

Matt Wenstrom used to work for Cotton Company, in the Houston, TX area.  He has since stayed at that indusry and was hired as Interstate's Vice President of Sales in 2007.  As you can tell from their website, Interstate, which is based in Colorado, is a combination of a restoration, construction, and catastrophic disaster service company.

So there ya have it folks, the most in-depth Matt Wenstrom article on the web.  But if this information doesn't suffice feel free to reach out to him on facebook.  Unless that happens to be another Matt Wenstrom who is friends with Serge Zwikker :)

3/22/10- UPDATE: New Matt Wenstrom picture to the right thanks to http://www.iamaceltic.it  The best Italian Celtics site out there!

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tb727 2/22/2010 10:56:00 PM Edit
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  1. JR says:

    Montross is skying! Great pick by ML after all ;) Actually it was as he traded Montross to move up in the lottery and grab 'Toine and also got another lottery pick that Pitino used on Ron Mercer (could of been T-Mac)

  2. tb727 says:

    Right. Or Billups. Oh wait...lol

  3. JR says:

    Man, I was thinking I wrote about that trade before. lol. http://www.celticslife.com/2009/09/was-ml-carr-that-bad.html The infancy stages of CL.

    Awesome career FG% for Wenstrom btw

  4. Bohemian says:

    Another impressive article, TB. Matt Wenstrom was the backup of Montross and that sums it all up :). At least the guy can see that he played for the Boston Celtics and it probably led him to be more successful with girls back then :P I can picture him talking business at a lunch table and the subjects of sports coming up: "well, back when I played for the Celtics ..." and the face of the other guy in shock LOL

    Anyway, awesome piece again TB :)

  5. tb727 says:

    Haha very true Bohemian, thanks

  6. I actually have that same card that is pictured of Matt Wenstrom but I had him sign it when I met him during the 94 season 8)

  7. tb727 says:

    Haha great stuff Jason!

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