A veteran post player who will be expected to provide senior leadership... Has appeared in all 58 games since joining the K-State program two seasons ago, including 45 as a starter... Is both strong and mobile in the low block... Has been one of the Wildcats' top inside scoring threats since joining the program... A natural left-handed player who shoots free throws and jumpers with his right hand... Can score with his back to the basket or off the dribble.
As A Junior (2001-02 Season)
Appeared in all 29 games, making 20 starts... Averaged 7.9 points and 3.8 rebounds in 23.7 minutes of action per game... Was at his best down the stretch, improving his averages to 10.3 ppg and 7.3 rpg over the season's final seven contests... Scored in double digits 14 times, including 5 of 7 to close out the year... Finished with a season-high 15 points vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 2), shooting 6-for-10 from the floor and 3-for-3 from the stripe... Tallied 14 points against Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 29) and 13 points vs. Oklahoma (March 8) for other top scoring outings... Cleared a season-best nine boards at both Iowa (Dec. 22) and Missouri (Jan. 26)... Credited with a career-high four blocks against Colorado (Feb. 20)... Closed out the season third on the team in field-goal percentage, shooting 52.4 percent (89-for-170).
As A Sophomore (2000-01 Season)
Played in all 29 games, starting 25... Averaged 9.7 points (fourth on the team) and 3.8 rebounds a game... Scored in double figures 15 times, including three 20-point outings... Finished in double figures in four of his first five games, including a career-high 24 points at Wichita State (Nov. 21)... Nearly registered his first double-double with 11 points and a career-best nine rebounds at Mississippi (Dec. 5)... Tallied 16 points in a career-high 32 minutes of action vs. Hampton (Dec. 20)...scored 20 points (7 of 12 FGs) and grabbed a career-high tying nine boards in the `Cats 80-59 upset of No. 20 Missouri (Jan. 16)... Matched that 20-point effort in K-State's near second upset at Mizzou (Feb. 7)... Sealed the Wildcat's road win at Colorado (March 3) by hitting a pair of free throws with 27 seconds left on the clock.
Played one season at the College of Southern Idaho... Averaged 15 points and seven rebounds... Named Region 18 MVP after leading the Eagles to the NJCAA National Tournament... Had nine double-doubles... Coached by Derek Zeck.
As A Freshman
Originally signed with UNLV out of high school... Played in just two games for the Runnin' Rebels... Received a medical redshirt after sitting out the rest of the season with an injury.
Named the 1998 Nevada Gatorade Player of the Year... Averaged 14.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 steals in 34 games as a senior... Led Galena High School to a 28-6 record and a berth in the Nevada Class 4A State Tournament... Shot 58 percent (201-for-348) from the field and 63 percent from the free-throw line that season... A two-time all-state selection and three-time all-conference choice...Team MVP... Tabbed all-tournament at the Myrtle Beach Ball Classic in South Carolina as a senior... Coached by Tom Maurer... Also lettered as a pitcher for the baseball team... Posted a 3-3 record with a 4.28 ERA as a senior.
Full name is Matthew Aaron Siebrandt... Born Jan. 9, 1980, in Omaha, Neb... Parents are Lonnie and Pamela Siebrandt... Has one brother, Mitchell... Lived in Omaha until he was 10 and then moved to Indianapolis before settling in Reno at the age of 12... Parents currently reside in Arizona.