Report: Five-Star Recruit Makur Maker Petitions for 2020 NBA Draft Eligibility

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Five-star recruit Makur Maker has submitted paperwork to be eligible for the 2020 NBA draft, reports ESPN's Jonathan Givony.

"The NBA players' association is helping Makur get eligible. We've submitted all the transcripts and are waiting to hear back from the league office. The NBPA thinks he will receive it. More than likely he will be in this draft class," a source told Givony.

Maker is in his fifth year at Pacific Academy in Irvine, Calif., and will turn 19 in November. He was born in Kenya and moved to California in 2015. 

The 6'11" big man has a strong case for inclusion since he turns 19 in the calendar year of the draft and is one year removed from his original high school graduating class. Most players spend one year in college while waiting to become eligible for the draft. However, some have received immediate eligibility, like Makur's cousin Thon Maker.

247 Sports ranks Maker as the No. 7 overall prospect in the 2020 class and the second-best center. He recently visited Howard University and has received offers from the Bison, Alabama, Oregon and USC.