The Mike Thorne Transfer Tour hits its second stop today in Champaign for an official visit to Illinois. Illinois is one of the four schools Thorne is considering for his final season of college basketball, along with Kentucky, Kansas and Pittsburgh.
The former Charlotte 49er big man checked out Pittsburgh last weekend. He will travel to Kansas for a couple days next week, then wrap things up in Lexington on his fourth and final official visit next weekend. A decision will come soon after that.
With Stephen Zimmerman’s commitment to UNLV last night, Thorne is the last hope to add another body to Kentucky’s frontcourt next season. The Cats could use some more muscle to join Skal Labissiere, Marcus Lee and Alex Poythress inside, so he’s kind of a big deal.