Career: Gives the Owls depth at the center position with his size and ability.
2006-07: Competed in the first six games of the season and missed the remainder with an injury... Scored two points vs. Paul Quinn College, vs. North Texas, and at Utah... Also snared four rebounds vs. North Texas... Blocked two shots in 10 minutes of action vs. Gonzaga.
2005-06: Participated in 24 games and made 10 starts... Played in a career-high 23 minutes in wins over Houston and Tulane... Scored a career-high four points vs. Houston and a grabbed a career-high six rebounds with three steals vs. Yale.
2004-05: Appeared in one game (Mobile) and was a medical redshirt.
High School: 2004 graduate of Pekin High School where he was a four-year varsity starter and letterwinner for coach Joe Stoner... Led the Dragons to a 23-7 record as a senior by averaging 10.0 ppg and 10.0 rpg... Also averaged 2.0 blocks and 2.0 assists per game... IBCA South All-Star... All-Mid-State 6 first team... River Wars all-star... Who's Who Among High School Student-Athletes... Team won the Washington Tip-Off Tournament... Averaged 14 ppg and 8 rpg and 2 blocks as a junior... One of 48 participants for the USA Olympic Development Program... Illinois State Scholar... Prairie State Scholar... IHSA Student-Athlete Achiever... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Full name: Matthew David Hagen. Birth date: Sept. 25, 1985, in Peoria, Ill. Parents: David and Teri Hagen (one brother). Cousin, Dirk Williams, played basketball at Illinois State (2000-02). College: Wiess.