Thon Maker is a 7′ 1″ high school sophomore who can pretty much do it all. He doesn’t jump out the gym and he’s not as imposing as Shaquille O’Neal, but his overall athleticism is reminiscent of that of a much taller Kevin Durant. I don’t know who else to compare him to, but he could do a hell of a lot worse than that comparison.
Will his game translate to college or the NBA? That remains to be seen, but I’d be shocked if this kid didn’t at least ride his wave of ability to the end of a pro bench in the next three to four years.