Another twist in the recruitment of Thon Maker still has Kentucky fans wondering if the five-star big man is even a realistic option for the Cats.
Kyle Tucker of the Louisville Courier-Journal is at the Under Armour Association Finals right now watching some of the top recruits in the nation, including Maker. Tucker offered this interesting update on UK and their recruitment of Maker:
Interesting: with Thon Maker on the next court over, Robic has not left Fultz's game. Apparently Cal left before Maker's game last night.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) July 16, 2015
And about Thon Maker, I gather UK is backing out of that recruitment at this point.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) July 16, 2015
Seems like Tucker is stating what we all believed in that Kentucky has passed on Maker, no?
Not so fast says Scout.com's Even Daniels:
Thon Maker's guardian Ed Smith told Scout that Arizona State, Indiana & Kentucky are the schools pursuing the five-star recruit the hardest.— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) July 17, 2015
Maybe Maker is making up (no pun intended) the fact that UK is still in pursuit of him, despite every other indication being that they are not in fact still recruiting him.
Whatever is going on, it appears we are left knowing no more about Kentucky and Maker than before you bothered to read this post.