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Get breaking news and SI’s biggest stories instantly. Download the new Madden NFL 17 Coins Sports Illustrated app (iOSorAndroid) and personalize your experience by following your favorite teams and SI writers.With prized prospect Thon Maker forgoing college and announcing he plans todeclare for the 2016 NBA draft, paneled its basketball writers and NBA personnel to weigh in on Maker's outlook in the NBA.Maker, 19, announced the decision Monday after mulling offers from a host of top colleges and even considering a stint overseas. The Sudanese 7–footer graduated high school in Canada last June, and has technically been playing in his fifth year of high school. For this reason, he reportedly thinks he will be declared eligible.So what do we make of Maker's NBA potential if he's allowed to declare? Opinions vary...What will Thon Maker be in the NBA?Ben Golliver, NBA writer:I’m definitely a Thon Maker skeptic.​I’m of two minds about Maker's decision to declare: While he would certainly benefit from the stability and structure of the NBA environment, he’s also headed for an incredibly steep learning curve and a multi–year acclimation process. Forget the physical and basketball questions for a second—and there are many—and ponder whether he’s mentally ready to spend the next few years of his life at the end of the bench or in the D-League.•MORE NBA: Mock Draft 2.0: Ingram unseats Simmons for No. 1 on board ​The best–case scenario for Maker is Toronto’s approach to Bruno Caboclo: go late in the first round to a team that doesn’t need immediate production and can afford to adopt a “He’s two years away from being two years away” mentality. That type of fit would lessen expectations and Maker find a “home” after years bouncing around from school to school.Will any GM Cheap Madden NFL 17 Coins view Maker as worthy of that type of investment? Questions abound. My biggest issue: Even though he usually plays hard, the game often goes on around


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