Thon Maker has realised his NBA dream after being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th pick in this morning’s NBA draft.
Maker was considered the mystery man of this year’s draft, after eschewing college hoops and returning for an additional year of high school. In the process, NBA scouts were denied the opportunity to grade his play against college prospects.
That gamble has now paid off, after Maker was selected no. 10 overall by the Bucks.
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At 19 years of age, and already standing 7’1’’, Maker has tremendous upside. He’s considered a skilled athlete with a soft touch from the perimeter.
Maker bolsters our current contingent of Australian players in the NBA to nine in total, after the drafting of Ben Simmons earlier this morning.
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