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    Matt Thomas

    I'm becoming more and more excited about potentially having another Jake Sullivan on the court this year. I've heard time and time again how silky smooth his shot is, his consistency, and motivation to win. Is this Jake Sullivan comparison accurate? What expectations can we have for probably our top recruit?


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    Re: Matt Thomas

    He is both taller and more athletic than Jake. I would say probably a better passer, too. I'm not sure he will be the shooter Jake was as a freshman though.



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    Re: Matt Thomas

    Our last top recruit worked out pretty well. I'm expecting some solid freshman production from him



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    Re: Matt Thomas

    He's more like a taller Scotty, or a less dreamy FH


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    Re: Matt Thomas

    I have actually heard more Mayor comparisons.. Now I do not want to put that type of pressure on the kid but if he can be anywhere close to him.. then holy crap!!!


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    Re: Matt Thomas

    Please. Jake Sullivan would be a walk-on on this years Cyclone team.



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    Re: Matt Thomas

    I'm not a fan of the hoiberg comparisons. Freddy was a high school power forward who was not a good ball handler and struggled from three his first two years of college. He was an amazing all-around player, however, and obvioulsy turned himself into a great shooter.

    I bet Thomas makes more threes in the non conference season this year than hoiberg did in his entire first two years combined.



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    Re: Matt Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyinthenorth View Post
    Please. Jake Sullivan would be a walk-on on this years Cyclone team.
    No doubt.



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    Re: Matt Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyinthenorth View Post
    Please. Jake Sullivan would be a walk-on on this years Cyclone team.
    Man, you like to go against the grain huh? A "walk-on"?? OK bud. I agree, Matt Thomas and Jake Sullivan are nothing alike except for their skin color, but come on dude.


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    Re: Matt Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by brokenloginagain View Post
    I'm not a fan of the hoiberg comparisons. Freddy was a high school power forward who was not a good ball handler and struggled from three his first two years of college. He was an amazing all-around player, however, and obvioulsy turned himself into a great shooter.

    I bet Thomas makes more threes in the non conference season this year than hoiberg did in his entire first two years combined.
    Wow, that is a pretty bold prediction 36 threes or more in a true freshmen's first dozen games or so? We don't even know how many minutes he is going to get and you are predicting about a 3 threes per game average.


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    Re: Matt Thomas

    Jake could shoot the heck out of the ball. Not sure what else he could do though...

    MT has a much better all around game for sure.



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    Re: Matt Thomas

    Quote Originally Posted by VeloClone View Post
    Wow, that is a pretty bold prediction 36 threes or more in a true freshmen's first dozen games or so? We don't even know how many minutes he is going to get and you are predicting about a 3 threes per game average.
    I kind of hope this is missing a jimlad, because that's not an insane prediction to make. Even if he doesn't start, I would figure he will play a good chunk of minutes for most of the non-con. 3 per game is not a huge number, especially with the 4-out offense.


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    Quote Originally Posted by westlbcyclone View Post
    I kind of hope this is missing a jimlad, because that's not an insane prediction to make. Even if he doesn't start, I would figure he will play a good chunk of minutes for most of the non-con. 3 per game is not a huge number, especially with the 4-out offense.
    Honestly he probably will start, depending on SDW



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    Re: Matt Thomas

    No way Jake walks on. That dude could shoot and played physical ball.



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    Re: Matt Thomas

    People have short memory when it comes to Jake Sullivan and label him as just a shooter. While Jake wasn't too athletic, and lacked size, he was still a good all around offensive player. You don't get to the free throw line 400 times in your career being just a shooter.



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