Thon Maker shows interest in Boomers
It was feared Maker would opt not to play for Australia, but over the weekend his guardian, Ed Smith, said the player often described as a young Kevin Durant was keen "to become more involved with the Australian junior and senior national program".Full article
Boomers head coach Andrej Lemanis visited Maker in Virginia earlier this year and made an impression.
"Playing in the under-19 world championships is something that is important to Thon," Smith told SportsNet New York.
"To begin forming a relationship with and an understanding of the Australian system is important."