Five-star Thon Maker singing same tune on reclassification talk

Five-star Thon Maker singing same tune on reclassification talk
June 19, 2014, 4:15 pm
(Kelly Kline/Under Armour)

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--The No. 3 overall prospect in the class of 2016, ultra-skilled seven-footer Thon Maker of Martinsville, Va., is sticking by what he has said when it comes to the issue of reclassification.

“I mentioned that in a previous interview that it’s 50/50 and it stands as that right now,” Maker said at the NBPA’s Top 100 Camp in Charlottesville. “I’m still evaluating and I look forward to later on whether I’m staying or going.”

Maker has added weight to his seven-foot frame over the past year, helping to open up his game on the offensive end of the floor both inside and outside.

He is still developing a consistent handle on the perimeter, but he has an array of moves in the post and can step out and hit shots on the perimeter.

There are few who run the floor better than he does for his size and his long arms make him a menace as a rim protector.

“Moving up just means you just got to work a little bit extra,” Maker said. “Academically also, not just basketball. Staying is basically the opposite, meaning you got to take your time.”

Through Wednesday, Maker was averaging 8.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

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