Usually I’m not big into trying to anoint young high school kids the “Next Big Thing,” but this kid is just ridiculous. Check out this video of Thon Maker, a 7-foot-1 high school sophomore who is already being lauded as one of the biggest NBA prospects of all time. This video is unbelievable. Look at this kid’s handle and ability to finish near the hoop. Team that with the shot blocking and outside range and its impossible for a basketball fan not to get excited about his future.
If I were an NBA GM I’d be busy at work formulating a multi-year tank strategy right about now. Or, if I ran the Knicks, I would just continue with business as usual.