Finding a comparison for Thon Maker is a difficult exercise. In an NBA landscape where every draft prospect is overanalysed, questions about Maker’s ability, age and fit made it difficult to gauge his value heading into June’s NBA Draft. After becoming an Internet celebrity in 2014, Maker was shrouded in secrecy and quickly became the mystery man of the 2016 NBA Draft. But in a heightened irony, the secrecy surrounding Maker likely elevated his draft stock. A full season in college would have provided openings for the collective to pick apart his game, something that could have hurt his pre-draft ranking. The NBA presented a guaranteed opportunity, and the chance to become a millionaire overnight. Mission accomplished.