I think age is just one part of an evaluation. Older guys can come in and make an impact and develop, you just don’t always see a physical transformation. Nik Stauskas was a year older than Caris, but both had breakout sophomore seasons. Caris’ development just had a lot more to do with his physical transformation.
I don’t know what to think about not playing until the 7th grade… usually you hear that about a big guy or someone who maybe moved from another country.