High School Ball Player Wants To Make First Leap To NBA In 10 Years
Thon Maker could make history in the 2016 NBA draft, but this history rests on the NBA finding Maker eligible — and an NBA team picking him up.By Jamal Andress | April 4, 2016
It's been more than 10 years since a high school basketball player successfully jumped to the NBA.
But five-star high school recruit Thon Maker announced in a Bleacher Report video that he's declaring for the NBA draft — meaning he could set a new precedent for highly recruited high school players.
But all this history rests on the NBA determining that Maker is eligible for the draft and, of course, on an NBA team selecting him, both of which are in question for now.