Matt Thomas - Spanish League's 3pt contest winner (video)

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    #1 I-stateTheTruth, Sep 22, 2018
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    Tired of concerns over David Montgomery's health and ISU's offensive line? Today the Spanish league had its opening celebration for the season (Some teams are competing in a pre-season "SuperCup"). Anyway, Matt had been selected to be in the 3-point contest and, well, he responded in a Matty Ice kind of way. This is his first round match-up; good heavens this man can shoot the rock.

     
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    #2 I-stateTheTruth, Sep 22, 2018
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    Here's Matt's semi-final match-up:



    And check out how he crushes the final rack (he needed to beat 23 makes; at one point he drained 10 in a row). They said he had the highest point total - over 3 rounds -in the history of the contest in Spain (not sure how many years they've had it):

     
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    Interview with Matt after his win today:

     
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    I love his team's tweets - they had flames for the number of makes. Or points. Something like that.

     
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    Nice human touches here. Matt's win took place in Santiago de Compostela, where he played last year. His former team tweeted their best wishes and have pics of him seeing all of his old teammates.

     
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    Disappointed that he left 10 of 90 points on the table. Only batting .889. Time to get back in the gym, Matty.


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    27 puntos sounds like a lot. Maybe it's metric? :)

    He'll always be a favorite...
     
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    Even Fran Fraschilla is tweeting about Matt

     
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    Still one of the purest strokes I've ever seen. When he was locked in you were surprised when he missed. Doesn't look like that's changed.
     
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    No disrespect to Naz, but Matt should have been the one to go to the College 3 Point contest. Especially with the way he was shooting his senior year (45% from 3).
     
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    Agreed. I showed shots of his form to kids that I was coaching - his technique is flawless. He hit 14 of 16 in his final 2 NBA Summer League ga.mes. Hitting 14 of 16 from NBA distance in an empty gym is impressive; imagine doing it against professional BB players.

    He's going to play in international European competition (Eurocup) the next 2 years - that's a very high level. I wonder if he'll make a run at the NBA then.
     
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    I'm far from an expert on NBA ops but he seems like the kind of guy that could be veteran sharpshooter for a team some day.
     
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    His missed shots are actually to blame for Iowa State's football win Saturday.

    Because all these years later, there's still a way to put it all on Matt Thomas.
     
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    Actually, I have it on good authority that Campbell opted to take the 3 pointers instead of 6 so many times Saturday as a tribute to Thomas.
     

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