Matt Burston

Australian basketball player

Matt Burston
Free agent
PositionCentre / power forward
Personal information
Born (1982-11-25) 25 November 1982 (age 41)
Perth, Western Australia
Listed height211 cm (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight103 kg (227 lb)
Career information
High schoolChrist Church Grammar School
(Perth, Western Australia)
Playing career2000–present
Career history
2000–2006Perth Wildcats
2006–2009South Dragons
2009Al Arabi Club Doha
2009–2010Adelaide 36ers
2010–2013Melbourne Tigers
2011Al Arabi Club Doha
2013Al Rayyan Doha
2013–2016Cairns Taipans
Career highlights and awards

Matthew Burston (born 25 November 1982) is an Australian professional basketball player who last played for the Cairns Taipans of the National Basketball League (NBL). He has also played in the State Basketball League for the Perry Lakes Hawks, and has spent time in the Qatari Basketball League and the Big V.[1]


Burston debuted in the NBL for the Perth Wildcats during the 2000–01 season, and played for them until 2006. In 2003, he won the NBL Most Improved Player Award.[2]

In April 2006, Burston signed a one-year deal with the South Dragons.[3] Burston spent much of the 2006–07 season injured, playing only a handful of games. He remained with the Dragons for two more seasons and was a member of the 2009 championship-winning team.

On 22 June 2009, Burston signed with the Adelaide 36ers for the 2009–10 NBL season.[4]

In 2010, Burston moved back to Melbourne and signed with the Tigers where he spent three seasons. In 2013, while playing in Qatar for Al Rayyan, Burston and his team won the Emir Cup.[5]

On 25 July 2013, Burston signed a one-year deal with the Cairns Taipans.[6] On 30 May 2014, he re-signed with the Taipans on a two-year deal.[7] On 5 August 2016, the Taipans parted ways with Burston after not offering him a new contract for the 2016–17 season.[8]


  1. ^ Player statistics for Matthew Burston
  2. ^ Burston Wins Most Improved Player
  3. ^ South Dragons hope for big things from ex-Wildcat
  4. ^ 36ers announce signing of Matt Burston
  5. ^ Tiger Watch!
  6. ^ Skytrans Cairns Taipans Sign centre Matt Burston
  7. ^ Burston returning to Taipans
  8. ^ Matt Burston out of Cairns Taipans’ picture for NBL season

External links

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South Dragons 2008–09 NBL Champions
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