Thoughts on Matt Thomas

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  1. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    He's going to be that guy that his junior year that every school we play is going to say "how long has he played at ISU!?!?!"

    Reminds me of Keiton Page, but taller. Not necessarily 100% on all the time, but when he's in his groove, he can't be stopped, no matter who you put in front of him.

    I know, it's just been one game. But after he hit his first three tonight, there was about a 5-10 minute stretch where he could do no wrong. He drilled a second three, goes back, gets a huge steal, then a few minutes later drills a three from Boone County.

    Monte and Kane both said playing in front of Hilton made them a little nervous, which explains the slow start for all our noobs.
     
  2. BallSoHard4Cy

    BallSoHard4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Hilton Magic?
     
  3. CyTwins

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    There's a reason he was a top 60 recruit. I don't think his game will be like Page because he will be able to do more offensively. But yeah, like Page fans will be wondering when his eligibility is up
     
  4. gocubs2118

    gocubs2118 Well-Known Member

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    He's almost as dreamy as Fred, almost.
     
  5. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    I heart Matt Thomas.
     
  6. Cincyclone

    Cincyclone Well-Known Member

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    He's awesome. Will average double figures this year in all likelihood. Really looks like a natural scorer with a pretty good midrange game as well. He just seems to be able to fill it up so effortlessly.
     
  7. Rural

    Rural Well-Known Member

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    And to think I puked when someone compared him to Matt Gatens.
     
  8. Rhoadhoused

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    #8 Rhoadhoused, Nov 3, 2013
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    If he turned out as good at Gatens I'd probably be pretty ok with that. As long as he was that good sooner than later.

    I think he has potential to be as good as Gatens was in his SR year, in his (Thomas's) SO year.
     
  9. Cincyclone

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    Agreed. He already has a better midrange game than Gatens did when he was a freshman IMO.
     
  10. CycloneErik

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    Maybe like Gatens with a lot more ability.
     
  11. F5cy

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    This is what top 50 talent looks like as a freshman. Monte and Matt (Niang too) are going to have solid entries in the record books at ISU when they are done in Ames.
     
  12. DrShekelstein

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    Imagine if we had him, niang, morris, and rashad on a team. Would be pretty damn solid. Especially if Vaughn stayed for two or three years.
     
  13. enisthemenace

    enisthemenace Well-Known Member

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    I thought Thomas looked really good in the 2nd half. Really good. That said, if he is better than SR year Matt Gatens by next season, he will be all conference as a SO. Gatens averaged 15+ ppg his senior year, and there may not have been a more unconscious player in the country the last month of his career. I think he averaged 22 ppg over that last month.

    Just saying.
     
  14. WhatchaGonnaDo

    WhatchaGonnaDo Well-Known Member

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  15. awd4cy

    awd4cy Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully they aren't too nervous for that Michigan game. Hilton is really going to be rocking.
     
  16. CYUL8R

    CYUL8R Well-Known Member

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    Hilton Magic is like booze...the first few times kind of mess you up...but then you build up a tolerance and are able to do body shots off of co-eds all night ;-)
     
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  17. jahfg

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    I don't see the Page comparison at all other than they are three-point shooters.

    Thomas is a younger, better version of Christopherson. I'm not saying he will be as productive as Scotty was his senior season, but Thomas has a similar game and is way ahead of where Christopherson was as a true freshman.
     
  18. HFCS

    HFCS Well-Known Member

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    I think Thomas will end up very good rebounder for his position, in addition to the obvious shooting. He had 4 assists tonight and two of them were great passes. I'm guessing defense and rebounding is where he makes big strides as an upper classman while the offense comes to him quickly.
     
  19. JUKEBOX

    JUKEBOX Well-Known Member

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    I thought our team looked really good.
     
  20. BallSoHard4Cy

    BallSoHard4Cy Well-Known Member

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    Compare him to Matt Gatens all you want, but he'll surpass him easily by year 2.
     

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