Three recruiting Thybulle hardest

Matisse Thybulle has had a successful summer, with his stock as a prospect really rising. Three schools are recruiting the 2015 small forward the hardest.

Not many West Coast prospects in 2015 have improved their stock the way 6-foot-6, 185-pound Bellevue (Wash.) Eastside Catholic small forward Matisse Thybulle has.

An extremely versatile, long and athletic forward, Thybulle is a big time defender that can guard multiple positions and is an elite rebounder for his position. He's a capable shooter, a very good passer and can attack the rim, something he's worked on.

"I've been working a lot at getting to the hoop," Thybulle said. "That's a big part of my game I'm trying to change. Before I would rely on my three-pointer but I'm starting to create my own shot."

Recruiting attention has really picked up for Thybulle lately, with three schools recruiting him the hardest - Gonzaga, Washington and Arizona State.

The rising senior broke down what he likes about all three schools.

Gonzaga: "I went there with my high school for camp and I like the campus and I like the coaches; we've gotten pretty close. I also like what the team would look like my freshman year."

Washington: "Washington is great because it's my hometown. It's not like we have an NBA team we can go and watch, so it would be really cool to be the star of my hometown."

Arizona State "They told me that they are going to be losing their best player for my position and their backup in the next two years, giving me the opportunity to take their place and have playing time from the start."

The local schools have a head start on Thybulle, but he's open to leaving the state of Washington.

"It would be nice (to stay home) but if a better opportunity comes around out of state, I would be open to it," he said.

It shouldn't take too long for Thybulle to make a decision.

"Late August or early September," Thybulle said of his timetable. "I want to try and make it pretty soon. I want to take a couple visits and then make my decision."

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