Thon Maker’s younger brother to enter 2018 NBA Draft
Basketball runs in the blood of the Makers as Thon Maker’s younger brother is as close as ever to realizing his NBA dream. According to 247Sports, the 20-year-old power forward from Mississauga, Canada will skip college to enter the 2018 NBA Draft this coming June 21.
Thon also did the same thing in 2016 as he also skipped college for the sake of joining the NBA. He was the 10th pick of the Milwaukee Bucks back then.
Matur is eligible for joining the NBA Draft as it has already been a year since he graduated in high school. As of now, the 7-foot-3 baller is a postgraduate student at Mississauga Prep.
According to Matur’s guardian, Ed Smith, he initially planned on going to college. But they think he won’t qualify because his coursework took longer to get finished.
6'10 #NBADraft Eligible Point-Forward #MaturMaker had HUGE weekend vs 2 of the TOP teams in the nation this weekend. 19pts 12reb 4ast 1blk 1stl vs USAs #1 Ranked Post-Grad team @WAPrepHoop (Gold) followed up w/ 33pts 10reb 4stl 2blk 2ast vs the High Major talent of @BrewsterHoops pic.twitter.com/BaHPH8p73Q
— Mississauga Prep (@mississaugaprep) December 11, 2017
Knowing that he’s excelling with his 25.5 PPG and 11.3 RPG, it’s pretty likely that he’ll make it to the NBA next season. As of now, Maker is considered as a three-star player in Mississauga Prep and is ranked as the 180th player in the 2017 class.
He’s ranked 41st at the small forward position. Fortunately for him, he’s got the agility to go off the dribble.
Apart from that, Maker’s jump shot is getting better by the day. These are what make him as a potential NBA star.
Maker also has experience playing overseas as he played for the Adidas Nations Asia Pacific last August where he averaged 26 PPG and 7 RPG.