Australia Rumors

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Thon Maker has confirmed his desire to represent Australia in international competition, quashing rumours that he may jump ship to Canada. The 19-year-old, who recently declared for the 2016 NBA Draft, was born in what is now South Sudan, before seeking refuge in Australia; spending time in Perth and Sydney. In 2011, Maker moved to the United States for high school — attending three different schools over his time in the US — before moving Canada in 2014, to attend Orangeville Prep’s Athlete Institute.
Storyline: Thon Maker Going Pro?
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A couple of weeks ago he reconnected with his former agent, Todd Ramasar, and Saturday held a private workout for the Dallas Mavericks. They supposedly remain interested, but as with everyone else, they want to see him play first. While a source close to Davis says interest also has been expressed by teams in Finland, Israel and Australia, where former Knicks teammate Al Harrington is currently playing for the Sydney Kings, going overseas would probably push a return to the NBA to next season. It also might make it difficult for him to keep up his maintenance work with Hines and Dr. Khaziran. Forging his way back through the no-frills D-League actually holds a certain appeal. He doesn’t want to come back because of who he was. He wants to make it back because of who he is.