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Chicago Bulls | #21 | Guard

Matt

Thomas

PPG

4.0

RPG

1.3

APG

0.5

PIE

6.8

6'3" | 190lb | 28 years

Player Bio

Matt Thomas was born in 1994 in Decatur, Illinois. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard is the son of Martha and Greg Thomas. Thomas played prep ball at Onalaska High School in Wisconsin. After both his junior and senior high school seasons, Thomas was named a first-team all-state player by both the Associated Press and WBCA Division 2. During his junior season in 2012, Thomas led Onalaska to a State Championship and averaged 21.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.1 steals per contest. For his collegiate hoops career, Thomas choose to attend Iowa State. Before signing with the Raptors as a rookie in 2019, Thomas played two seasons abroad. Both seasons were in the Spanish Liga ACB, first with Obradoiro and then Valencia. Thomas' nicknames include "Mr. 99%" and "The Iceman." Fans can follow him on Twitter (@Theiceman_21). Matt Thomas played four seasons of college ball at Iowa State from 2013 to 2017. During his freshman season, he appeared in all 36 games for the Cyclones with 15 starts. He made 44 three-pointers that year, the second most in school history for a freshman. Thomas' playing time decreased slightly as a sophomore, as he averaged 15 minutes per contest over 32 games while failing to record a start all season long. During his junior season, Thomas' three-point accuracy improved to 44 percent and that landed Thomas back in the starting lineup -- he then registered 35 starts during his senior season (2016-17) and averaged 12.3 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 made three-pointers per contest. The 6-foot-4 shooting guard then went on to play two seasons in the Spanish Liga ACB. His first season abroad was with Obradoiro, where he averaged 15.4 points and shot 46 percent from behind the arc. He then signed with Valencia for the 2018-19 season, and he helped them capture the 2019 EuroCup title. Thomas then signed with the Toronto Raptors ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season.