Thon Maker has been tantalizing scouts, coaches, and fans alike with his perimeter game for years now. Finally a senior at Athlete Institute in Canada, this is the final go around for Maker and he showed the way that his game has continued to evolve at the 2015 City of Palms Classic.
Playing against some of the nation’s finest talent, Maker proved yet again that he could hold his own against just about anyone. The face-up power forward poured in 31 points against Hamilton Heights via an array of moves from the post or on the perimeter. He utilized his jab step to create space, hit a number of three pointers, and handled the ball well in the open court. The Australian showed off a developing turnaround jumper out of the post and used his size to shoot over defenders on the block, showing off the endless potential that he has as a prospect.
Having narrowed his list to Arizona State, Notre Dame, St. John’s, Kansas, and Indiana, no decision for Thon’s college destination appears on the horizon any time soon.
Big thanks to Daren Scarberry for his help on the footage