Recruiting buzz from Las Vegas 

July, 28, 2012
LAS VEGAS -- When you picture a great shooter at work, your mind wanders to a dingy gym where sweat is pouring off the kid as he makes 1,000 shots a day. For some, that’s what’s required to be special at their craft. For others, it’s about maximizing the time they put into it, not counting how many shots they get up.

[+] EnlargeMatt Thomas
Courtey of Dave TelepMatt Thomas, No. 51 in the final ESPN 100, could break records with his 3-point shooting at Iowa State.
“I’m not the guy who has to put up shots and count the makes,” Iowa State SG commit Matt Thomas said. “I put in 1-2 hours a day working on different things like the pick-and-roll or coming off screens. I don’t count shots.”

Well, the people in the stands watching the Onalaska, Wis., product are counting shots, and Friday he didn’t miss too many. This can be said with confidence: Matt Thomas is the best shooter I have seen all summer. What sets him apart isn’t the makes, it’s the manner in which he gets his shots. Thomas will make 3-pointers with deep range, and if he’s moved off his spot he can relocate and knock it down. He’s a master craftsman.