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MIKE THORNE RUMORS & GOSSIP

Illinois C Mike Thorne Jr. could be out for the season with knee injury

A season plagued with injuries continued for Illinois.Shannon Ryan of the Chicago Tribune reported on Monday that Mike Thorne Jr., a graduate transfer from Charlotte, could be done for the year with a knee injury. Ryan reports that it Thorne had suffered from a ligament tear during the championship game of the Emerald Coast Classic on Sunday against Iowa State.Thorne was averaging...
Via Fox Sports
November 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne chooses Illinois

AP Photo/Chuck Burton Illinois has landed Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne, as Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports first reported Saturday. Thorne, a 6-foot-11 center, is eligible immediately. Thorne fills a major need for Illinois. Starting big man Nnanna Egwu graduated, and the team’s depth took an additional small loss with Austin Colbert transferring. Thorne averaged 10.1 points...
Via The Catch and Shoot
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Thorne commits to Illinois; Kentucky and Kansas showed interest

According to multiple media reports, Charlotte graduate transfer Mike Thorne has committed to Illinois. BREAKING: Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne has committed to Illinois, source told @CBSSports. Eligible immediately. Story coming. — Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 18, 2015 Mike Thorne committed to Illinois, a source tells Scout. Graduate transfer from Charlotte. Can play right...
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Charlotte Transfer Mike Thorne To Visit Kentucky

Kentucky’s men’s basketball team has some holes on its roster, thanks to the departing of seven Wildcats to the NBA.  John Calipari might be attempting to fill one of those holes via a graduate transfer.  According to ESPN.com’s Jeff Goodman, Kentucky is going to host Charlotte forward Mike Thorne on April 25-26. The 6-foot-11, 270-pound big man is eligible to play immediately...
Via College Spun
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mike Thorne visiting Kentucky, Kansas and others

 If Kentucky misses out on several 2015 recruits they’re targeting, adding a graduate transfer looks to be a real possibility. Charlotte center Mike Thorne Jr. plans to graduate in May and play his final season at a different school. Kentucky is one school he’s interested in, and now it looks as though the  6-foot-11, 270-pound […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Kansas’ Bill Self Meeting With Charlotte Graduate Transfer Mike Thorne Today

Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday, when the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 7 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round.  Bill Self is already working on setting up his 2015-16 squad.  According to Scout.com’s Evan Daniels, the Kansas coach is meeting with Charlotte graduate transfer Mike Thorne today. Thorne, who has one year...
Via College Spun
March 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Charlotte beats UTEP 73-68 in C-USA opener

Mike Thorne Jr. scored 16 points and added 14 rebounds as Charlotte carried a five-point halftime lead into a 73-68 victory over UTEP in the Conference USA opener for both teams on Thursday night. Terrence Williams matched Thorne's 16 points and Pierria Henry added 13 to lead Charlotte (10-4), which held a 41-27 advantage on the glass. The first half saw four lead changes and six...
Via Associated Press
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Charlotte beats Appalachian St. 77-59

Mike Thorne Jr. scored a career-high 26 points to lead Charlotte to a 77-59 victory over Appalachian State on Sunday. Thorne scored 15 points and grabbed seven rebounds before the break to give the 49ers (7-2) a 15-point lead (37-22) at halftime. He shot 12 of 18 from the floor (66.7 percent) while the team finished at 50.8 percent. The Mountaineers scored 37 points in the second...
Via Associated Press
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Charlotte hangs on to down Kansas State 68-61

Mike Thorne had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Denzel Ingram added 12 as UNC Charlotte held off a late second half charge and beat Kansas State 68-61 in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan on Thursday. Charlotte led by as many as 13 points in the second half and won their second straight despite being held under 80 points for the first time this season. Nigel...
Via Associated Press
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Recap: K-State falls to Charlotte 68-61 in San Juan

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Mike Thorne had 16 points and 11 rebounds, and Denzel Ingram added 12 as UNC Charlotte held off a late second half charge and beat Kansas State 68-61 in the opening game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off in San Juan on Thursday. Charlotte led by as many as 13 points in the second half and won their second straight despite being held under 80 points for the first...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
November 21, 2013  |  Discuss
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