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Anonymous
Two years ago

#30052

standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

maybe on the way back...

http://highschoolsports.nola.com/news/article/-1731299709733215677/country-day-basketball-standout-thon-maker-withdraws-from-school/

get him into the AIS stacks

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Hurls
Two years ago
17:44 28 Nov 12

Reply #389339

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

have to agree... pounce NOW... AIS scholarship. Get the kid primed for college basketball or NBL basketball at home so he can springboard to the NBA and get him on the FIRST FIBA U/19 TEAM POSSIBLE!!!!!!!

Ya wanna make sure thes certified Aussie in Fibas eyes.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
19:44 28 Nov 12

Reply #389348

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

Yanks must have worked out that he is 37 years old


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MW
Two years ago
19:56 28 Nov 12

Reply #389349

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

there gotta be more story behind it then they just don't like it over there. don't expect him to go AIS either as ed smith is doing everything in his power to keep the kid under his watch and avoid any external associates as much as possible


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Breet
Two years ago
21:14 28 Nov 12

Reply #389359

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

Before some of you guys sign him up for AIS, etc, make sure you actually see him play a ball game. I suspect some of you never have. What's interesting for someone who has seen both him and his 'cousin' play earlier this year in U18 local (domestic) comp, is that you aren't talking like this about Chier, who did make the Australian squad and is undeniably an extremely talented player. While height is undeniably an important factor, surely physique, skills and athleticism should also influence selection at the elite level?


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MW
Two years ago
23:32 28 Nov 12

Reply #389371

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

the fact he was ranked #1 in the nation for his age group I think is enough for an AIS scholarship...


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anon
Two years ago
08:29 29 Nov 12

Reply #389383

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

so why would we want him back here if he cant cut it in the US high school system ?? The story is just a smoke screen for the fact that he is over 20 years old and his "people" have lied about his age from the word go just like most of these African kids who pop up out of nowhere. He has been caught out and should be treated as a cheat.


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CR
Two years ago
08:59 29 Nov 12

Reply #389386

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

Gee whiz, some pretty ordinary comments get tossed around in these threads ...

Similar comments around Deng Deng a few weeks back ... simple fact is that many of these kids from African countries have no idea when they were born and there a no records in their home country.

Our government got into hot water a few months back where they were using bone scanning to determine that people should be put into adult detention facilities, when it later came to light they were under age kids.

So if anyone has a method to "prove" how old anyone is, no doubt the authorities would love to hear it.

In the meantime, people in glass houses ...


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Isaac
Two years ago
10:03 29 Nov 12

Reply #389398

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

"(Maker's) guardian and his family, they weren't comfortable here' in the United States, McGuire said. "They wanted to get back to Australia. They thought that they couldn't make it here. It was too hard on them. It was too much of a strain."
Coach hasn't even been able to speak to Maker?

Latest news is that Maker has moved to a new school. New thread about that here.


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anon
Two years ago
10:37 29 Nov 12

Reply #389408

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

Bottom line is that if you cant prove your age then you shouldnt be allowe d to compete as a "junior". This guy as well as MANY others are MEN and obviously older than thier BB minders would have you think. Its blatant cheating and it should be stopped.


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Anonymous
Two years ago
14:36 29 Nov 12

Reply #389457

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

Mate get over it your not getting a piece of his money when he makes it to the League, these boards are full of crickets, cant see em but you can definitely hear em


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anon
Two years ago
15:33 29 Nov 12

Reply #389483

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

Mate get over it your not getting a piece of his money when he makes it to the League, these boards are full of crickets, cant see em but you can definitely hear em



When he makes it WHERE !!!!!!!! your joking buddy. Him along with all the others will simply dissappear never to be heard from again.


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Thonisaman
Two years ago
02:20 30 Nov 12

Reply #389542

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

Well well well this isn't a surprise, must've got caught out with his real age which is 19 years old. I would no trust and Sudanese or African player when they mention their birth dates. They change them so frequently to suit themselves, another one is MAjok MAjok..


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Clapped out hack.
Two years ago
07:24 30 Nov 12

Reply #389544

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

What does it matter how old they are (could only be a year or two anyway)? They will not make a cent in the few years that they are going throught the junior pathway and if they go to the US they are not even taking anything from our system or some other kids place? It is how they perform as an adult that will define them in the end. My kids have played with and against quite a few Sudanise kids and I think every one of them has been a great kid. They have a lot of hurdles in front of them to fit in here and Basketball seems to be one of the few communities where they feel comfortable. I for one would hate to see that change because of the attitude and comments that seem to be popping up here every time they are mentioned..


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Thonisaman
Two years ago
00:22 2 Dec 12

Reply #389773

re: standout Thon Maker withdraws from school

lol at the above post, well a few years, thon is stating he is what 14? when in reality he is 19. That is a grown ass man right there, and he is hanging around kids? hope to god he doesn't get a girl friend...you know...he is an adult and all hanging around with KIDS..


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