Thon Maker is a 7 footer who is incredibly long and with arms that never seem to stop. He is Class of 2016, which means he’s finishing up the 9th grade. But the young man is very much on the radar of numerous major powers, and he played very well at last weekend’s Pangos All-American Camp in Long Beach, making the all-star game. Thon originally comes from the Sudan, then lived in Australia, before settling a few years ago in Virginia. He runs with the Boo Williams AAU squad. In a separate post to come, I’ll describe what I see in his game, but suffice it to say at this point that based on the skills he already possesses, if he learns to maximize his height and length, and puts on weight, the sky is the limit.
One of Thon’s coaches at Boo Williams accompanied him to Long Beach last weekend, and sat in on our interview as well. He also chimed in with regard to a few of the questions, when Thon deferred to him. Here’s how it went:
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