While Bobby Hurley is busy finalizing his roster for the 2015-2016 season and assembling his 2016 recruiting class, one name looms larger than others. Thon Maker.
The gifted 7-foot-0 big man has drawn comparisons to Kevin Durant and is rated among the top prospects in his class. Now, we know which class Maker will be apart of, and we know he is still high on the Sun Devils.
Thon Maker says he is making it official here he's in 2016 class.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) June 19, 2015
Thon Maker sounds very high on Arizona State. Not interested in giving his list of top contenders.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_CJ) June 19, 2015
There were talks that Maker was attempting to reclassify to the 2015 class and was planning on enrolling in December, aiming to play half a college season or at most a season and a half before departing for the NBA. However, Maker is now officially a member of the 2016 class.
Maker is a consensus 5-star prospect across all recruiting services. Rivals ranks him as the No. 1 player in the nation, Scout ranks him as the fourth best player in the nation for the 2016 class.
Maker is currently playing at the NBPA Top 100 camp in Virginia, where he told reporters that the main reason for staying in the 2016 class was to play with his brother Matur, a top 2017 product.
He will play next season at Orangeville Prep in Canada and take visits in the fall. According to the ESPN story, Indiana and ASU are in contact with him the most.