Former Gannon Basketballer “Shanghai” Matthews Dies


Former Gannon University basketball player, John “Shanghai” Matthews died Monday January 9, 2017, at age 60.  Matthews was pronounced dead at 7:25 AM and according to the Allegheny County Medical Examiner’s Office, the cause of death is pending.

Matthews played for Gannon from 1985-1987 and was a member of the 1986-1987 D-II National Runner-Up team.  He is first in school history in career field goal percentage (69.8%) and in shot blocks (224).

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