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.
Charlotte Transfer Mike Thorne Has Suitors, Planning Visits
SYRACUSE — Mike Thorne, a 6-foot-11, 275-pound transfer from Charlotte, has no shortage of suitors.
Thorne told SNY.tv he’s considering Arizona, South Carolina, Virginia Tech, Illinois, Kansas, Pittsburgh and “possibly N.C. State.”
He met Saturday with Illinois coach John Groce and has a visit set for Illinois April 17-19.
“He would like me to come in and help the team,” Thorne told SNY.tv. “He wants me to improve as a player and a person.”
Kansas coach Bill Self and Pitt coach Jamie Dixon were in to see Thorne last week, and other coaches will be coming in to see him. He plans on taking more visits.
Thorne averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds in 26.1 minutes per game this past season for Charlotte (14-18 , 7-11 Conference USA). He will graduate in May and will be immediately eligible.
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.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.