Remember Thon Maker?
The 19-year-old burst onto the basketball scene in 2014 when a video that proclaimed him a “revolutionary seven-footer” took the basketball mixtape world by storm. It’s not hard to see why. There are only a few NBA players his height capable of pulling off the moves Maker – a friggin’ sophomore at the time, it bears stressing – does in the highlight tape below.
But mixtapes aren’t full games for a reason: they’re made to magnify a player’s strengths and erase his weaknesses. And Maker, the prep scene learned shortly thereafter, has nearly nearly as many of the latter as he does the former – a reality that will manifest itself in his draft position come late June.