Thon Maker to visit Indiana for Michigan State game

  • 03/07/2015 9:42 am in

Five-star 7-footer Thon Maker will be in Assembly Hall for today’s Indiana-Michigan State game, a source has confirmed to Inside the Hall.

Maker is rated as a top-10 prospect in the 2016 class according to the 247Sports Composite, and today’s visit will be his first to Assembly Hall. That said, he said earlier this week there is a 70 percent chance he reclassifies into the 2015 class.

Maker, who attends Orangeville Prep in Ontario, is considering Kentucky, Kansas and Indiana, among other schools, even postponing a visit to Kansas to take a visit to Indiana.

“It’s a big offer, definitely,” he told Inside the Hall in August. “They are a great program.”

One of Indiana’s biggest selling points, Maker said in August, was Indiana coach Tom Crean’s execution in late-game situations — that “the execution is marvelous.” The Hoosiers also have offered Maker’s younger brother, Matur, a 6-foot-10 forward ranked No. 35 overall in the 2017 class.

Thon Maker is regarded as one of the most versatile and athletic big men high school prospects and will join four-star 2015 center Thomas Bryant at today’s game, as well — the Hoosiers’ regular season finale.

Indiana has two commitments currently in the 2015 class — 6-foot-8 forwards Juwan Morgan and O.G. Anunoby.

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  • bear

    troll? i been a fan longer then you been alive, i just dont live with crimson glasses on, and demand better for this program, like it used to be.

  • bear

    i read you post, but after the game today, i think my point was made, we need a better coach

  • Execution? Is this kid watching the same ballgames we’ve been watching the past two years? Late game execution? If he’s intelligent – and that’s questionable – he’ll look elsewhere, at least until that IDIOT, CTC, is gone.,

  • BobbyBeGoodKnight

    We don’t need a 4 or 5 star recruit to have a top 25 team.

  • iubase

    He would be a difference maker immediately. Perfect fit for him as well. Hopefully the MSU loss doesn’t dissuade him

  • MadMaxfor3

    Let’s say for a second Crean convinces them both to come. My real question is will they both see the floor at the same time? Because a lineup like this would be sick.
    5- Thon w/ JA spelling him for minutes
    4- Bryant and Hanner splitting minutes
    3- Troy/Collin
    2- JBJ/ Zeis
    1- Yogi/ROJO
    There you immediately address the defensive issues by putting two shot blockers in the lane to back up our terrible perimeter defense. You still have good spacing with a hopefully improved Troy and JBJ/Zeis hanging around the 3 and you have an inside presence in Maker that is very capable of stepping out with range and hitting consistently. That in my opinion is a lineup I would not want to play against.

  • pdn Michael

    Wow. And yes, what a weird week.