Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Thon Maker Postpones Kansas Visit, Wants to See Indiana, Other Schools
By JAS GREWALUNIONVILLE, ONTARIO — Thon Maker wasn’t able to attend Kansas’ 69-64 victory over Texas on Saturday because he was busy playing in the Bill Crothers Invitational Showcase here.
The 7-foot Maker went for 16 points in Orangeville Prep’s 74-59 win over Thetford Academy (Quebec).
“We were going to visit Kansas today but we had already made the commitment to play in this tournament, so that got postponed,” Maker told OnPointBasketball.com and SNY.tv. “Indiana is another school that I plan on visiting soon.”
Maker, who said he is “pushing toward” reclassing to 2015 from 2016, plans on taking more visits down the road.
“If we get a chance, you know, the season’s coming to an end so eventually we’ll be able to travel back [to the U.S.] just to get a few looks in, so that should be very soon,” he said.
Ed Smith, Maker’s guardian, recently told SNY.tv that Kentucky and Kansas would likely get visits if Maker reclassed
Maker is now projected as the No. 10 pick in the 2016 Draft by DraftExpress.com.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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