June 23, 2016, 4:24 pm
ESPN’s Chad Ford has Thon Maker going 10th overall to Milwaukee in his final mock draft.
Maker has long been considered one of this draft’s wild cards, as he is immensely raw with tremendous athletic tools. In describing his strengths Ford writes: “He’s huge. He’s long. He’s a fluid athlete. He plays really hard. He can shoot 3s and handle the ball. The size and skill set are there for him to be a star.” That praise aside, Maker is potentially years away from making an NBA impact and no one is entirely sure how old he really is. Wherever he lands it’s lucky that Maker won’t make an impact in his rookie season, despite his upside as a shot blocking big who can knock it down from distance.