Australian forward Thon Maker has been ruled eligible to enter the 2016 NBA draft, reports Chad Ford of ESPN.
Maker declared for the draft a few weeks ago and was waiting for the NBA to rule on his eligibility because he had not left high school. However, Maker, 19, is the required age for a player in the draft, and did graduate in 2015 despite deciding to spend another year at Athlete Institute in Ontario, Canada.
The 7' 0", 218-pound forward is currently working with trainer Drew Hanlen in Myrtle Beach, S.C.
Maker is ranked No. 22 on SI.com’s latest big board.