Thybulle gives UW versatile wing
Washington is putting together on of the top recruiting classes nationally in 2015. On Monday, the Huskies picked up a commitment from 6-foot-6, 185-pound Sammamish (Wash.) Eastside Catholic small forward Matisse Thybulle, giving Washington an extremely versatile wing. What kind of player did Washington land in Thybulle? Thybulle is a flat out winner and one of the most undervalued players on the West Coast. He helps a team win at the high major level, even if it's at his floor of a very good role player. Thybulle's best attribute is his versatility; he impacts the game in almost every way and doesn't have a ton of weaknesses. He has very good size for a wing and can play and defend multiple positions at the next level. He has long arms and is an impressive athlete. Thybulle can handle the ball in the open court and is a very sharp passer, especially in transition. He fights for rebounds on both ends and is an elite rebounder for the position. While he's not a knockdown shooter, Thybulle is capable of getting hot and hitting multiple threes a game, and with reps he should be a fine shooter at the next level. Thybulle plays like he has no idea how good he could be and is almost unselfish to a fault, which is why he doesn't have a higher profile as a prospect. He's not a kid that has spent the last several years getting reps on the national circuit and has a lot of untapped upside. The way he improves almost every single time you see him speaks highly of his work ethic. Everyone who knows him raves about his character and there are no known off the court issues. At best, his handle and shot keep developing and he becomes a very successful player. At worst, they stay about the same and he's a terrific role player at the next level. With the addition of Thybulle, Washington has a very impressive crop of 2015 prospects, one of the top groups nationally. Thybulle joins point guard David Crisp, shooting guard Dejounte Murray and power forward Marquese Chriss in the Huskies' current haul. Washington is also one of the top contenders for Ottumwa (Ia.) Indian Hills Community College post Malik Dime, who officially visited Seattle this weekend.
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