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#21 Matt Thomas
Position: Guard
Height: 6'4"
Weight: 197
Year: Junior
Hometown: Onalaska, Wis.
High School: Onalaska
Experience: High School
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Matt Thomas
Release: 06/19/2013


Awards & Honors
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (S14, F14)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (15)

Saw action in 32 games, averaging 4.9 points ... scored in double figures nine times off the bench ... was third on the team with 32 three-pointers made ... scored career-high 17 points at Texas, connecting on 4-of-6 three-pointers ... scored 11 points in 21 minutes against UAB in the NCAA Tournament ... hit 3-of-5 three-pointers and scored 13 points against Baylor ... hit just one shot at Iowa, but his one shot was a 25-foot three-pointer as time expired in the first half to extend ISU's lead to five at the break ... led the Cyclones in scoring for the first time in his career with 14 points against Lamar ... hit 5-of-6 shots to score 13 points against Alabama ... also grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against the Crimson Tide.

Played in all 36 games, making 15 starts in his freshman campaign ... averaged 5.5 points ... scored in double figures eight times ... connected on 44 3-pointers, the second-most by a Cyclone freshman ... shot 33.6 percent from behind the arc ... made a three in 25 games ... scored 14 points in wins against Kansas State, Auburn and UMKC ... against K-State and Auburn, Thomas hit four 3-pointers ... became 20th ISU freshman to start a season opener when he started against UNCW ... tallied 10 points and grabbed four rebounds against the Seahawks ... scored 13 points against Oklahoma and West Virginia.

High School

An outstanding scorer who is considered one of the best shooters in the class of 2013 and one of the best players from Wisconsin ... a consensus top-100 national recruit, Thomas was ranked No. 51 by ESPN, No. 54 by and No. 58 by in the final national rankings ... jumped into the national rankings thanks to his outstanding play on the AAU circuit in the summer of 2012 ... a two-time first-team all-state pick by both the Associated Press and WBCA Division 2 ... averaged 28.3 points and 9.7 rebounds as a senior, leading his team to the state semifinals and a 24-3 mark ... shot 50.4 percent from the field, 82.9 percent from the charity strip and 35.8 percent (59-165 3FG) from beyond the arc ... scored more than 40 points three times, including 41 points in the sectional final and a career-high 50 points vs. Tomah ... participated in the 2013 American Family Insurance High School 3-Point Championship, finishing third ... named first-team all-state by both the Associated Press and WBCA Division 2 as a junior in 2012 ... averaged 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.1 steals in 2012 to lead his team to the Division 2 state championship ... his team ended the year with a 27-1 record ... scored 30 points in the state championship game, a 55-38 victory over Kaukauna ... shot 46.8 percent from 3-point range as a junior ... was a third-team all-state pick as a sophomore, averaging 16.4 points and shooting 41.4 percent from downtown ... team finished 23-3 in 2011 ... earned third-team all-state honors as a sophomore ... ended his four-year career with a 95-12 overall mark and over 2,000 points ... chose Iowa State over Virginia, Wisconsin and Marquette.

Born August 4, 1994 in Decatur, Ill. ... son of Martha Thomas ... business major.

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