Who is Matisse Thybulle?
Matisse Thybulle or Matisse Vincent Thybulle born on March 4, 1997, is an American-Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was selected in the first round of the 2019 NBA draft with the 20th overall pick. In 2021, he was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team.
Matisse Thybulle Biography, Wiki
Matisse Thybulle was born in Scottsdale, Arizona, the son of Greg, a Haitian-born engineer raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York, and Dr. Elizabeth Thybulle, a naturopath who died of leukemia in 2015. He was named after French artist Henri Matisse. When he was about two, his family moved to Sydney, Australia, where they lived for around seven years. Thybulle did not play much basketball in Australia. He was more interested in swimming there, where he said lifeguards “were a really big deal”. His family returned to the U.S. in 2005 and settled in Sammamish, Washington, a suburb east of Seattle.
Thybulle could not make layups consistently until around the eighth grade when his coordination began matching his speed. He attended Skyline High School for two years, then transferred to nearby Eastside Catholic, where he was ranked a four-star recruit by Scout.com and three-star by ESPN, and graduated in 2015.
Thybulle played college basketball for the Washington Huskies. As a senior in 2019, he was recognized as the top defender in the nation with the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and the Lefty Driesell Award. Thybulle also earned first-team all-conference honors in the Pac-12, and repeated as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year.
|Born||March 4, 1997 (age 24)|
|Nationality||American / Australian|
|Listed height||6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)|
|Listed weight||201 lb (91 kg)|
Matisse Thybulle to make Olympic debut for Australia
After a year’s delay following the COVID-19 global pandemic, opening ceremonies for the 2020 Summer Olympics are slated for July 23, 2021. The men’s basketball portion of the competition will begin Sunday, July 25, running through Saturday, August 7. Obviously, many Philadelphia 76ers fans will be rooting for Team USA during the Games, but if you want to cheer on a current member of the Sixers, Team Australia will be your national squad of choice.
While Ben Simmons already withdrew from consideration to “concentrate his summer on individual development,” teammate Matisse Thybulle will be making his Olympic debut with the Boomers. The full Team Australia roster was recently announced:
Matisse Thybulle Professional Career
Philadelphia 76ers (2019–present)
The Philadelphia 76ers targeted Thybulle leading up to the 2019 NBA draft. They were coming off a second-round playoff loss to the eventual NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors, and were seeking someone who could immediately contribute to their goal for a championship. The 76ers had Thybulle stop working out for others teams, promising in exchange to select him in the first round with their No. 24 overall pick. They effectively ended up moving up to No. 20 to select him, receiving his draft rights from the Boston Celtics in a trade for Philadelphia’s 24th and 33rd picks.
On July 3, 2019, Thybulle signed with the 76ers. On October 23, he made his debut in NBA, coming off from bench in a 107–93 win over the Celtics with three points, a rebound, an assist, two steals and two blocks. After scoring 20 points, hitting five three-pointers, and making three steals in a win over the Raptors on December 8, he joined Allen Iverson as the only Sixers rookies to record five threes and three steals in a game since 1983. On July 11, 2020, Thybulle started uploading a series of vlog style YouTube videos showcasing the 2020 NBA Bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
In his second season in 2020–21, Thybulle was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team, though he only averaged 20 minutes per game. He was the NBA leader with 3.8 steals per 100 possessions as well as 5.6 deflections per 36 minutes.
Matisse Thybulle National Team Career
Thybulle is a dual citizen of Australia as well as the United States and is therefore eligible to represent either national team. When asked if he would represent the Australian Boomers at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Thybulle said he was proud of his Australian roots but would not presume he would earn automatic selection.
On February 3, 2021, Thybulle was named as part of the 24-man Australian Boomers squad for the delayed 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which are scheduled to begin immediately after the 2021 NBA Finals.
Matisse Thybulle Career Highlights and Awards
|High school||Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Washington)|
|NBA draft||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20th overall Selected by the Boston Celtics|
- NBA All-Defensive Second Team (2021)
- Naismith Defensive Player of the Year (2019)
- Lefty Driesell Award (2019)
- NCAA season steals leader (2019)
- First-team All-Pac-12 (2019)
- 2× Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year (2018, 2019)
- 2× Pac-12 All-Defensive Team (2018, 2019)
Matisse Thybulle Youtube
Matisse Thybulle also has a youtube channel which has over 370k subscribers. On July 11, 2020, Thybulle started uploading a series of vlog style YouTube videos showcasing the 2020 NBA Bubble at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.
Matisse Thybulle FAQ’s
What is the name of Matisse Thybulle’s High School?
Matisse Thybulle high school is Eastside Catholic (Sammamish, Washington)
What is the height of Matisse Thybulle?
Matisse Thybulle is 6 feet 5 inches(1.96m)
How old is Matisse Thybulle?
Matisse Thybulle is 24 years old.
What is Matisse Thybulle’s Net worth?
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