Thon Maker, a 7-foot, 210-pound senior center from Orangeville Prep High in Mono, Ontario, attended Friday’s Kansas-Northern Colorado basketball game with other members of his high school team who are competing in an event in Wichita.
Maker told ESPNU on Thursday that KU, Indiana, Arizona State, Kentucky, Notre Dame and St. John’s are recruiting him the hardest.
He said he will likely play for a college one season rather than going overseas to play pro ball in 2016-17 leading up to the NBA Draft.
“Most likely,” Maker told ESPNU as reported by Zagsblog.com. “I am not thinking about pro in terms of going overseas and that, but I’m thinking about college.”
Also, Blake Harris, a 6-2 junior point guard from Word of God Christian Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina, attended the game. Harris, who is ranked No. 97 in the Class of 2017 by Rivals.com, is being recruited by KU, Cincinnati, Clemson, Florida State, Georgetown, Georgia Tech, Indiana, Miami of Florida, N.C. State, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest, Wisconsin and others.
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