Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Thon Maker is unlikely to reclass to 2015 from 2016, his guardian reiterated to SNY.tv Tuesday.
“It would be unlikely at this stage,” Ed Smith said Monday. “It depends how heavy the academic load would be. Also, Thon has to be physically prepared for college ball.”
Smith made similar comments to AllHoosiers.com last week in Las Vegas, where Maker went for 21 points and 11 rebounds in a game against Jaylen Brown’s AAU team.
The 7-foot Maker holds offers from Kentucky, Kansas, Louisville, Duke and Memphis, among others.
Smith previously said he would know by January whether or not Maker would reclass, making him eligible for the 2016 NBA Draft.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.