One of the most uniquely talented college basketball recruits in recent memory will reportedly reclassify into the Class of 2015. Thon Maker—a five-star power forward/center out of Canada who was originally a member of the 2016 recruiting class—tweeted today that he is on track to graduate high school early. But according to ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, this doesn’t necessarily mean that Maker is going to enroll in school. ESPN reports that the seven footer could entertain heading overseas for a year, or staying in high school as a postgraduate student and heading right to the NBA after next year.
Elite high school prospect Thon Maker plans to reclassify into the 2015 class, he announced via Twitter on Wednesday.
Maker’s decision is not surprising; the idea had been discussed within basketball circles since last summer.
“That’s what we’re trying to do,” Maker’s guardian, Ed Smith, told ESPN.com last month regarding the reclassification. “We’ve been pretty forward with that.”
Maker, a 7-foot South Sudan native who grew up in Australia, plays high school basketball at Orangeville Prep (Ontario, Canada).
He was a top-5-caliber prospect in the 2016 class, but will now immediately become one of the most sought-after players in the country. Kansas and Kentucky are the schools most mentioned, although Missouri, Duke, Louisville and Maryland have all received visits. Indiana, Wake Forest and UCLA are also recruiting him.