Thon Maker denies report that he’s older than listed age of 19

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Thon Maker going No. 10 to the Bucks was shocking (at least until you consider Maker’s agency).

But it wasn’t the only big development with Maker yesterday.

Jake Fisher of Sports Illustrated:

Maker on NBA TV:

I know it’s not true. And if it were true, it would have made me angry. Somehow, it made me sideways, somehow. But I know it’s not true. Obviously, it’s not true, and that’s why it didn’t get to me. It didn’t get to me.

I’m 19. I should have brought my mom in to tell everybody.

There’s at least circumstantial evidence to support Maker. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress:

Maker was born in Sudan and grew up in Australia. The age of foreign prospects – sometimes fairly, sometimes unfairly – will keep getting questioned.

I don’t know how old Maker is, but what I do know:

I didn’t like drafting Maker that high if he’s 19. If he’s older, it’s even worse.