One of the more intriguing recruits in the nation, Thon Maker, has decided he will stay in the 2016 class after all. Maker made his intentions known Thursday after previously flirting with the idea of enrolling late and becoming eligible for the second semester at the school of his choosing this coming season.
Maker has been trying to boost his stock and his brand this spring while making the rounds on the AAU circuit. He recently participated in the NBPA camp this week in Virginia. It was there that he told reporters he was staying in the 2016 class.
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“I’m definitely going to stay and play it out,” Maker told reporters at the NBPA Top 100 Camp.
Maker, a 7-foot center originally from South Sudan, will return to Orangeville Prep (Canada) for his final season. He also explored the prospect of graduating in December and enrolling at a college for the second semester.
A big factor in Maker’s decision to move back to 2016 was the opportunity to play with his brother, Matur, who is a talented 2017 prospect.
It is almost universally known that Maker is down to Indiana and Arizona State. If you have read any of Andrew Beverly’s articles here, you know Maker’s recruitment has one been one, long strange journey.
And the beat goes on.