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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
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (16)
Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll (S14, F14, S15)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (16)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (15)
ISU Scholar-Athlete (16)

Played in 35 games, making 27 starts and averaging a career-best 33.6 minutes per game ... played a huge role in Iowa State's successful season after Nazareth Mitrou-Long was shut down for the season due to injury ... was sixth on the team averaging 11.0 points per game ... ISU went 13-3 when Thomas scored 12 points after moving into the starting lineup ... was second in the Big 12 averaging 2.5 three-pointers made per game and fourth shooting 43.2 percent from long distance ... his 89 3-pointers were tied for the fourth most in ISU single-season history and his 3-point percentage ranked eighth in the record books ... hit a three in 25 consecutive games, which is the third-longest streak in school history as he enters his senior season ... has made 165 career 3-pointers, the sixth-most in school history ... was in double figures 21 times, tallying 20 points twice ... posted eight games with four or more threes made, including six threes made twice ... shot 90.2 percent from the free-throw line, becoming just the third Cyclone since 1980 to shoot at least 90 percent while attempting at least 40 free throws ... scored a career-high 22 points, drilling 6-of-10 threes, against Texas Tech ... scored 20 points and was 5-of-8 on threes against Kansas State ... tallied 19 points and hit six triples against Iowa ... grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds against Chicago State ... was in double figures all three games of the NCAA Tournament, scoring 14 points against Iona in the first round, 16 against Little Rock in the second round and 12 points in a Sweet 16 matchup against Virginia.

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 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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