One of the top high school recruits in the class of 2020 believes he’s eligible to enter the NBA Draft.
One of the nation’s top high school basketball recruits is looking to make the jump straight to the NBA, a report says.
According to ESPN, Makur Maker has submitted paperwork to see if he’s eligible for the 2020 NBA Draft.
Per the report:
“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 will be in this draft class.”
In order to be eligible for the draft, the NBA requires players to be 19 years of age during the draft calendar year and have at least one season pass since graduating high school. Maker believes he’ll be eligible as he’ll turn 19 in November and is one year removed from his original graduating class. He’s currently enrolled at Pacific Academy in Irvine, Calif. for a fifth year of high school.
Maker, who is ranked as the No. 7 overall recruit by 247Sports’ composite rankings, was two credits shy of graduating from Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, Calif. during the 2018–19 season. He’ll need to submit his high school transcripts to the NBA in order to petition for his inclusion.
In the meantime, the 18-year-old is considering scholarship offers from USC, Oregon and Howard where he recently took an official visit last weekend.