Thon Maker is a 14 year old 8th grader who is a legit 7 footer. Thon's skill set is unbelievable for a 7 footer, especially considering that he's still in middle school. Thon is #1 ranked 8th grader on http://www.MiddleSchoolHoops.com/And the video:
I have to say that Thon looked a lot better than I was expecting in that video. Any seven-foot kid that has all limbs and could walk would dominate at the middle school or high school level. But Thon really has an impressive skill set for a big man. Pretty jump hook, decent ball-handling and mid-range jumper, an array of low-post moves, and runs the floor well.
He's very thin, but he's 14 freaking years old. It's hard for his weight to catch up to his height that quickly. What you worry about is that he'll still get taller, and/or deal with leg injuries as we see so much with seven-footers(see: Bill Walton, Greg Oden, Yao Ming, etc).
But for right now, Thon definitely looks like a prospect that we'll be hearing a lot about in the coming years.
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