July Recap: Matt Thomas

After a solid month playing basketball in Milwaukee, Wisconsin Dells and Orlando in front of the Wisconsin coaching staff, Onalaska (Wis.) High guard Matt Thomas seems to have put himself in position to possibly earn a Badgers offer.

MADISON - With the July evaluation period closing Matt Thomas - a 6-2 2013 guard from Onalaska (Wis.) High - closed out a productive month of basketball. Thomas played in four tournaments with his AAU team the Wisconsin Playmakers.

"We played in two NY2LA tournaments in Milwaukee and we also played in the Super Showcase in Orlando and we finished in the Dell Exposure Classic," Thomas told Badger Nation. "Our team did well, I thought I played well and I had some games that I didn't play as well as I would've liked, but that's going to happen though. Overall I was happy with how I shot the ball and I was able to take care of the ball, too."

With Thomas playing in four tournaments, he was able to show his talents off to the Wisconsin coaching staff.

"Coach Bo Ryan saw me play a couple of times this past month," Thomas said. "He was in attendance for some of my NY2LA games in Milwaukee and he was in the Wisconsin Dells to watch me play. Coach Paris was in Orlando watching me play, as well. They had one of their assistant coaches at most of my games over this past month."

Thomas holds offers from Boston College, Creighton, Green Bay, Iowa State, Marquette, Minnesota and Northern Iowa. Besides being in contact with the Wisconsin coaches this month, Thomas has also heard from Washington State, Oregon State and Utah.

"The schools that have offered me, I'm still building relationships with different coaches," Thomas said. "The conversations have been good there usually about what they have to offer at their program and how I can fit in their systems.

"I talked to the Wisconsin coaches a couple of times this past month. I primarily talk with coach Greg Gard. We have a pretty good relationship but were still building it. I could be expecting a call sometime this month from them cause they can only call me once this month due to NCAA rules. I really don't know when they may offer me."

Thomas also doesn't know when he will be able to make it to Wisconsin to see the campus.

"I don't have any planned visits yet to see Wisconsin's campus yet," Thomas said. "Maybe sometime this fall I'll take a visit for a football game but nothing has been planned yet."

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