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No. Here's his path to the pros, courtest of Wiki


Once in the United States, Maker attended two schools in Louisiana, including Metairie Park Country Day School,[7] before finally settling down at Carlisle School in Martinsville, Virginia.[5] During his freshman and sophomore years playing for Carlisle's varsity team, Maker averaged 22.2 points, 13.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 4.5 blocks over a total of 53 games.[8] As a sophomore, he earned 2013–14 Gatorade Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year honours after leading Carlisle to a state championship.[9]

On 5 September 2014, Maker and his brother enrolled at the Athlete Institute in Mono, Ontario where Edward Smith was already an assistant coach. In conjunction with the Athlete Institute, the brothers enrolled at Orangeville District Secondary School in the nearby town of Orangeville.[10]

On 18 February 2015, Maker announced his decision to reclassify into the 2015 class, which would have made 2014–15 his final year of high school.[11][12] He later participated in the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.[13][14] Playing alongside fellow Australian Ben Simmons in the April 11 game, Maker recorded 10 rebounds, two points and one block as the World Team defeated Team USA, 103–101.[15]

On 18 June 2015, Maker announced his decision to remain in the Class of 2016, and returned to Orangeville Prep for the 2015–16 season. Maker noted how stressful it was working toward entering the Class of 2015, with the issue centred on his workload and the pressure with "trying to get it all done at once".[16] He was being recruited by Arizona State, Florida State, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Notre Dame, St. John's and UNLV.[17]

On 3 April 2016, Maker declared his intentions to enter the 2016 NBA draft, a decision that required a ruling from the NBA to determine his eligibility.[18] To skip a year of college, Maker had to convince the NBA he graduated from Orangeville Prep in 2015. He successfully did so, proving he graduated from high school in June 2015[9] but stayed another year as a post-graduate student by his own choosing, fulfilling both the minimum age and one year removed requirements to the NBA's satisfaction. With a successful ruling, Maker became just the second player in more than a decade to make the leap from high school in North America straight to the draft[19] and the first to play in the NBA since the league introduced the "one-and-done" rule for high school students in 2005.[20][21]

(In response to this post by HOOGATORB)

Link: Wiki


Posted: 04/21/2017 at 09:25AM



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Current Thread:
  Year away from what? You mean winning it all? -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 04/21/2017 08:36AM
  Not guarantees ... year from legit contender -- cavgrad 04/21/2017 12:41PM
  Might have to disagree there. They are a legit contender now, just -- ThatDadgumBiscuit 04/21/2017 12:44PM
  Did Thon Maker(Oak Hill)play college ball anywhere? ** -- HOOGATORB 04/21/2017 08:38AM
  Jabari Parker makes them worse. -- PWillis52 04/21/2017 10:51AM
  They should honestly try to trade Parker -- hooman#1 04/21/2017 10:23AM
  They actually played better without Parker ** -- 3West 04/21/2017 08:58AM
  Maker could be a star. ** -- KCHoo 04/20/2017 11:18PM

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