Matt Thomas cracks ESPN’s top 40, Morris at 79

As we expected, Iowa State basketball commitment Matt Thomas has jumped into ESPN’s top 40 recruits in the class of 2013. After climbing to No. 55 on the latest poll, Thomas is No. 31 on ESPN’s latest attempt to rank the best high school seniors in the country.

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In addition to Thomas, Iowa State’s other commitment for 2013, point guard Monte Morris is at No. 79 on the list. Morris is ranked No. 77 by Scout.


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Chris was hired as Cyclone Fanatic’s publisher in the fall of 2009. He is Iowa State football's postgame show host on the Cyclone Radio Network and can be heard daily from 4-7 on Des Moines' top-rated sports station, 1460 KXnO. Williams, a 2007 graduate of Iowa State’s Greenlee School of Journalism, is the former publisher of the old ( He has also written for the Des Moines Register, the Ames Tribune, and is the former sports director at KMA Radio. When Williams isn’t working, you can usually find him doing something outdoors with his wife Ashley, daughter Camryn, and Golden Retriever Dierks. He enjoys golfing, boating, country music, the Minnesota Vikings, Atlanta Braves and is passionate about any and all motor sports so finding Williams at a local dirt track is very common.