Cyclone Sports Report: Can you talk about your recruitment with Iowa State so far?
Matt Thomas: It started about three to four months ago with Coach T.J. (Otzelberger) and now I have been talking a lot with Coach Hoiberg.
Cyclone Sports Report: What does the Cyclone staff like the most about your game?
Matt Thomas: They told me that they feel that I fit their system real well with my shooting and ability to create.
Cyclone Sports Report: Is your game comparable to Iowa State shooting guard and fellow Wisconsin native Scott Christopherson?
Matt Thomas: Yeah, I would say a little bit in that we both are known as shooters. I know Scott pretty well and he's a great guy. I know a guy who coached T.J. and we have gone up for a couple Iowa State games and I have met Scott when I was up there. I think he'll be up there when I go for my one day visit this week on Wednesday to Iowa State. I'm really looking forward to going back up there as it should be a lot of fun.
Cyclone Sports Report: So you have been to Iowa State. What were your thoughts on Hilton Coliseum?
Matt Thomas: It's sweet and would be a great place to play college basketball. I liked it a lot and the fans are great.
Cyclone Sports Report: Does it help Iowa State's chances that Coach Hoiberg played the same position as you during his All-Big playing days and during his NBA career?
Matt Thomas: It's funny because some people have told me that I play like him which is a big compliment. I know he's 6-foot-4 and I'm 6-foot-2 but I guess our games are pretty similar. I would definitely be nice to have a coach like that in that he can relate to what I'm trying to do at my position.
Cyclone Sports Report: Have you been on any other visits?
Matt Thomas: Yeah, I took an unofficial visits to UW-Green Bay, UNI, and Minnesota. I also plan to visit Creighton at some point. I have also been to Wisconsin's camp.
Cyclone Sports Report: What are you looking to improve on during the summer?
Matt Thomas: I really want to improve my defense and work on getting quicker. My defense has gotten better but there is definitely room for improvement. I just overall want to become more explosive as a player.
Cyclone Sports Report: When are you looking to make a final decision?
Matt Thomas: I'm not sure when I'll make it because right now I'm just looking to build relationships with coaches. When I feel that I have found the right fit I'll make my decision.