Thon Maker is 18 years old, 7’1” tall and weighs 218 pounds. He was born in the Sudan, grew up mostly in Australia and now lives in Canada. Thon plays basketball at Orangeville District Secondary School in Ontario, Canada. And he is very good.
He is a big man playing basketball, yes. But a different kind of big man. What makes Thon different is his ball handling skills. He does things only guards do with the ball. Those of us who loved Hakeen Olajuwon get giddy thinking about this kid.
The guys at Bleacher Report published a couple of videos (from Ballislife.com) of Thon crossing another big guy, Edrice Adebayo. Thon takes Adebayor right, crosses back, leaving Adebayor with what we hope were not completely broken ankles (although they might well be broken), then he pulls up and drains a three-pointer. Take a look!
Here is a different angle. Awesome stuff!