Matt McKay Jr. is the founder of Pro Insight. McKay is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the company.
McKay spent more than a decade building his basketball experience ranging from the NAIA to the NBA. He has learned from some of the game’s greatest minds and is now sharing that knowledge through Pro Insight. McKay launched the company in an effort to illuminate unique, pertinent and valuable information on basketball prospects with a specific focus on the grassroots scene. Before creating Pro Insight, McKay accumulated six years of NBA front office experience. He started as an intern with the Portland Trail Blazers and worked his way up through the scouting departments in both Portland and Charlotte. While with the Charlotte Hornets from 2014 to 2018, McKay’s chief responsibility consisted of scouting college basketball players in preparation for the NBA Draft. McKay was also responsible for in-depth intel-gathering and for overseeing the team’s video personnel needs, in an effort to further develop and improve the Hornets’ roster.
Prior to his time in the NBA, McKay spent five years working at the college level while pursuing his undergraduate (BA in English) and graduate (M.Ed in Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership) degrees from the University of Washington, in Seattle, Washington.
McKay began his career in basketball in 2007 as a student manager at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. He then spent three seasons working under the tutelage of Lorenzo Romar as a manager and graduate assistant at the University of Washington from 2009 to 2012. During this time he worked with future NBA players such as Isaiah Thomas, Terrence Ross, Justin Holiday, Quincy Pondexter, Tony Wroten, and CJ Wilcox.
In addition to his current endeavor with Pro Insight, he also serves as director of basketball relations for Basketball Travelers Inc.
McKay resides in Portland, Oregon with his wife Tracey and their puppy, Winnie.