Possesses nice lateral quickness. Really good footwork
Quick-twitch acceleration. Great vertical, plays above the rim. Moves well, very nimble. Strong for his size too.
Very versatile defensively, can switch 1-4.
Not a great rebounder, but when he has to go get them displays high effort level
Patient and smart player. Employs pump fakes on hard closeouts to create space. Makes the extra pass.
Character/ Leadership/ Competitiveness
Not a natural in your face leader, more of a team player who leads by example. Always looks to help up teammates when they're down
High motor, hustles, always engaged, takes ownership for mistakes
Shot Selection & Efficiency
Can't really make the difficult pass, but great at making the extra pass (demonstrates Basketball IQ). Can overcompensate when the defense tries to deny the ball from where he's trying to pass it to, leads to errant passes.
Ball Handling & Security
Capable dribbler, although can be bothered in traffic. Has nice jab step and hesi. Decent crossover. Struggles to create when the straight-line drive isn't there. Solid dribbler with his off-hand (left)
Career 78% FT shooter.
Doesn't play in a man d, but has all the tools to translate his zone effectiveness to a man to man scheme. To name a few, his length, Defensive IQ, disruptiveness, athleticism should translate to the next level
Most disruptive defender in college basketball, leads the nation in Stock%. A couple of these are "college steals", but still really impressive here. Has license to provide aggressive help. Master of letting his man think he's beaten him just to block the shot.
Doesn't really run the PnR. Best when he uses screen from the right corner to attack the rim going left. Don't think he has the ball handling to do this consistently
Off Ball Play
Good on catch and shoot jumpers, especially when left unguarded (89th percentile)
Disruptiveness, Defensive IQ, Length, Athleticism, On-Ball Defense, Off-Ball Defense, Switching, Intangibles
Shot Creation, Dribbling in Traffic, Passing
Matisse Thybulle is a 3-and-D wing who screams defensive upside. He's long, strong for his size, athletic, and smart. He's a remarkably disruptive defender who has a knack for forcing turnovers. For all the concerns that he won't be able to be as successful in a man defense, he seems to possess all the tools to be able to do so. He's not as good offensively, but he's capable of still being a positive influence here through his strong finishing and solid (although work in progress) outside shot. Thybulle is currently projected to be a second round pick, but I think once the Draft gets to around the 20th pick he should be on every team's mind.
Josh Hart, Robert Covington