In high school, Matisse Thybulle averaged 6.5 points per game, 2.2 steals per game, 1.6 blocks per game on 35% from behind the three point line, he was doing great for a high school player but needed to step up if he wanted to play in college and the NBA.
He chose to go to Washington for college and played a major part to the Huskies’ defense, leading the pac-12 in steals per game in his sophomore, junior and senior year while leading the whole NCAA in steals per game in his senior year with an astonishing 3.5 steals per game. His career 2.5 steals per game lead him to the 3rd highest steals per game average in the history of the Pac-12 and is 1st in all time steals of the Pac-12.
Matisse Thybulle was also a 2 time all Pac-12 defensive team member and a 2 time Pac-12 defensive player of the year. Along with his defense, he a good career from behind the arc, shooting 36% from 3 over his career.
In 2016, the Los Angeles Clippers traded their 2019 first round pick to the Memphis Grizzlies, later that year, the same draft pick from the Clippers was traded to the Boston Celtics. About 3 years later, Matisse Thybulle was selected by the Boston Celtics with the 20th pick in the 2019 NBA draft, he wasn’t a Celtic for long, the day after the draft, he was traded to Philadelphia for Carson Edwards, who was selected with the 33rd pick in the 2019 NBA draft by Philadelphia) and Ty Jerome (Drafted with the 24th pick in the 2019 NBA draft by Philadelphia and was later traded to Phoenix).
Over his rookie season, Matisse Thybulle proved to be one of the best steals of the draft, putting up 5 points, 2 rebounds, 1 assist, 1.5 steals and almost a block a game on under 20 minutes a game. He also shot a good 36% from behind the arc which is promising for the rookie. I want to see Thybulle play his career in Philadelphia and I think if he works as hard as he has this season, he can be the next best 3 and D player.