DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Thon Maker, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook
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DraftExpress: I like Thon Maker but the KG comparisons are very lazy and aren't based on anything more than physical appearance. He's super skilled though
2014-06-08 13:12:02
DraftExpress: Mam Jaiteh 18 points 11 rebounds 9\/14 FG. Thon Maker 22 points 6 rebounds 9\/16 FG. Jaylen Brown 15 points 8 rebounds 4 blocks 4\/11 FG.
2014-06-07 08:29:27
DraftExpress: U20 France beats US team 77-67. Thon Maker Mam Jaiteh probably the top scorers. Axel Bouteille Jaylen Brown also showed nice flashes.
2014-06-07 08:26:16
DraftExpress: Australian Ben Simmons is the most recognizable name but guys like Justin Jackson Lovro Mazalin Stefano Pino & Thon Maker have hype too.
2013-04-09 13:04:36
Team: Jackson Tigers, HS Junior
PhysicalsPositions Misc
H: 7' 0"
W: 210 lbs
Bday: 02/25/1997
(17 Years Old)
Current: C
NBA:   C
Possible: C
High School: Carlisle
Hometown: , Sudan

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2013LeBron James CampNA7' 0.5"1947' 2"NANANANA
2013Nike Elite 1007' 0"NA1917' 1"NANANANA

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2014 adidas Nations Interview: Thon Maker
August 4, 2014

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2014 adidas EuroCamp: Day One
June 7, 2014
Elite 2016 big man Thon Maker is one of the top attractions of this year's event, and he delivered in the adidas USA select team's matchup with the French U20 National Team scoring 22 points on 9/16 from the field in a 77-67 loss. Averaging 13.9 points and 7.7 points per-game for Team Loaded VA in the inaugural season of adidas AAU-circuit, the Gauntlet, the Sudanese born big man has been among the most hyped players in all of youth basketball recently due to his blend of size and skill in addition to his unique backstory that took him across the globe before he landed at the Carlisle School in Virginia.

Knocking down a number of jump shots over the course of today's game, Maker's unusually deft perimeter stroke for a player his size was obvious, as he was able to score from the midrange both off the dribble and when facing up and even connected on the lone three-pointer he attempted. Taking and making a number of difficult, off-balance shots, Maker's fluid mechanics are highlighted by terrific follow through which coupled with his size and footwork, help him overcome his sometimes questionable shot selection, making him a difficult matchup.

At this point in his career, Maker's main weaknesses are obvious on first glance. Lacking physical strength in a major way like most 17 year old 7-footers, he's not a refined scorer in the post, struggles to finish through contact, and has trouble defending more physically mature players on the block. Matching up with the 6'11, 249-pound Mouhammadou Jaiteh for stretches today, Maker, who weighed 195 pounds at the LeBron James Skills Academy last year, unsurprisingly had a difficult time keeping the far more experienced French center away from the rim. His 7'2 wingspan makes him a capable shot blocker at the high school level, but he's still in the early stages of his development on this end of the floor as his fundamentals remain a work in progress

Eligible to declare for the 2017 NBA Draft at the earliest right now, Thon Maker gave the dozens of NBA decision-makers in attendance a glimpse of things to come. One of the youngest players at this event, his special talent is unmistakable. Few players his age can step into a setting like this one and hold up against more mature, organized competition, and there's little doubt this will be the first of many times we write about the promising power forward in the coming years.
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Thon Maker and DeAndre Ayton Video Interviews
August 7, 2013

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