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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
14 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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’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
18 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Kentucky A Possible Landing Spot For Charlotte Grad-Transfer Mike Thorner

According to, John Calipari and Kentucky have reached out to Charlotte center Mike Thorne. Thorne, 6-foot-11 and 270 pounds, averaged 10.1 points and 7.3 rebounds a game last season. He would be eligible to play immediately. While Kentucky is still looking at 2015 five-star big Stephen Zimmerman, Thon Maker and Cheick Diallo, Thorne could be a […] The post Kentucky...
Via Diehardsport
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Thorne draws interest from Kentucky Wildcats

Charlotte center Mike Thorne Jr. plans to graduate in May and play his final season at a different school. Might the Kentucky Wildcats be his ultimate destination? Evan Daniles of reports Thorne is visittint he Pitt Panthers this weekend, but may also have caught the eye of John Calipari: Graduate transfer Mike Thorne is […]
Via Kentucky Sports Connection
22 days ago  |  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’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 AP on Fox
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 AP on Fox
December 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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