The No. 1 player in the basketball recruiting Class of 2016 now is Rivals.com’s No. 5-rated player in the current Class of 2015.
Thon Maker, a 7-footer from Orangeville Prep in Mono, Ontario, will reclassify and after one year of college will be eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft, several recruiting sites reported Wednesday.
“I’m on track to graduate this year but a lot of hard work ahead this summer! No shortcuts on this road to success. #built4this,” Maker wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
Maker’s guardian, Ed Smith, has told Zagsblog.com Maker would visit Kansas University and Kentucky if he decided to reclassify. Indiana, Missouri and UCLA have also been mentioned as possibilities.
It has been speculated that Maker will have trouble qualifying for a scholarship and thus could play overseas a year in preparation for the NBA Draft.