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Friday / October 19.
  • Thon Maker: Six Schools Working Hardest

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    Thon MakerSix schools are working hardest to get Thon Maker at the present time.

    “Arizona St, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Notre Dame and St. John’s,” Maker said on ESPNU on Thursday.

    When Maker was asked about his thoughts about going to college next year instead of pursuing a pro career, he said that it was likely he will end up on a college campus next year.

    “Most likely,” Maker said. “I am, yeah, but I’m not thinking about pro in terms of going overseas and that, but I’m thinking about college.” 

    Maker will choose a college in the spring and is planning official visits to two schools at this point, Ed Smith, Maker’s guardian, told in a previous interview.

    The 7-foot Maker will take officials to Arizona State and Notre Dame, Smith said.

    “As the season goes on, that’s what we look forward to do,” Maker recently told “Last year I got a chance to take a few visits on the road so I really want to do something like that again. I know I’ll definitely take a few, if not all my officials on the road also, but I don’t know any particular dates.”

    Maker had originally considered spending only half of this season at Orangeville Prep in Ontario, but now plans to spend the whole year there before heading to college in the fall of 2016. He is currently projected as the No. 24 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft by

    The NCAA early signing period runs Nov. 11-18.

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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. 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.