Trip Report - Matisse Thybulle

Washington Hoops hosted four prospects on official visits this past weekend, and one of the uncommitted prospects was a local one; 6-foot-6 small forward Matisse Thybulle from Eastside Catholic in Sammamish. Thybulle arrived at Montlake Friday afternoon, and Andrew Andrews was his player-host.

"I got to know the team a little bit better, which was nice because I really didn't know them on a personal level," Thybulle told Dawgman.com Sunday. "I also saw the relationship (Lorenzo) Romar has with his guys and how they interact and stuff like that."

Thybulle and the other three official visitors - Malik Dime, David Crisp, and Dejounte Murray - also took in the Stanford/UW football game. "The football game was fun," Thybulle said. "We were in the tunnel and got to see the guys run out, which was really cool. We got to be on the field a little bit. It was fun."

Anything else stand out on the trip? "We ate well," Thybulle said. "We at at the Met and at Salty's, so we ate really well. I don't eat red meat, so I had some chicken and mashed potatoes, and it was so good."

Now that his official visits are done, Thybulle admitted that his final college decision is down to Gonzaga and Washington. "I just want to talk to my parents, my family, and evaluate the whole situation and hopefully make a decision in the next few days," he said.

So why might he pick the Bulldogs? "Because they have a great team and have great guys on that team," Thybulle said of Gonzaga. "They are a winning program and have proven that the last 16 years. There's a nice family feel to everything."

And the Huskies? "Just to stay even closer to home, and I feel like my opportunity there to go to the NBA is really high, and outside basketball the networking that you get just being a local Seattle guy and playing at the University of Washington," he said.

Expect a decision soon for Matisse Thybulle.


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