Bill Self

Thon Maker visited Kansas on Friday night and then played in front of Jayhawks head coach Bill Self and assistant Kurtis Townsend this weekend.

The 7-footer from Orangeville Prep in Ontario (Canada) sat behind the Kansas bench Friday for their home opener, a 109-72 win over Northern Colorado.

"Thon does want to do an official to Kansas," his guardian, Ed Smith, told SNY.tv. "He was at their home opener unofficially."

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Kansas coach Bill Self sounds like he's ready to sit back and watch Cheick Diallo's attorney and the NCAA slug it out over the freshman big man's eligibility.

One day after Diallo's camp hired Alabama-based attorney Donald Jackson to handle the case, Self said he expects Diallo's attorney to do "whatever it takes" to get the former Our Savior New American star eligible to play.

"We're frustrated," Self said, according to the KC Star. "We fought our butts off. So I'm frustrated. But the whole thing is, the NCAA knew that this was going to happen.

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