Thon Maker 'leaning toward' remaining in Class of 2016

Thursday July 31st, 2014

Thon Maker, the consensus top recruit in the class of 2016, will likely not reclassify to the class of 2015, according to

Maker is a 7-foot forward with outside range and the ability to put the ball on the floor. He has drawn interest from several of college basketball's biggest biggest programs; In June, he visited Kansas, Missouri and Duke

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Maker was said to be considering reclassifying to the class of 2015, expediting his arrival in college. But according to, Maker will likely stay put in the 2016 class. 

"It's still up in the air," Maker told and one other reporter on Friday evening. "But it's leaning toward staying [in 2016] a little bit."

Maker was born in South Sudan and moved to Australia as a child. He attended Carlisle School in Virginia last year, but is unsure where he will be enrolled this fall. 

- Dan Gartland

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