Thon Maker 17 & 17 vs D-League Select Team, Says Summer League Is “Like Practice”
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I know it’s just the Summer League but I think a few teams might be thinking they shouldn’t have let Thon Maker slip to 10 or at least shouldn’t have questioned why the Bucks took the 7’1 30 year old (just kidding about the age – we know he’s 19!) with the 10th pick in the NBA draft.
After an impressive debut of 15 points, 13 rebounds and a couple of clutch blocks, Thon Maker had another impressive game on Sunday with 17 points (7-15 FG, 1-4 3Pt, 2-4 FT), 17 boards and 2 blocks in a loss to a D-League Select team.
As impressed as we and many others are, Maker doesn’t share the same excitement about his Summer league play so far.
“So far, it’s been OK,” he said.
That said, the South Sudan native’s transition into summer league has looked relatively smooth, especially as he has showcased his mobility for someone his size.
“It’s been like practice,” Maker said.
“Practice has prepared me for this, so it’s been kind of similar to practice,” Maker said. “It’s not much of a big transition. The practice is the part that I needed as a transition. It’s been a major step up in terms of practice from high school to practice, but from practice to here, it’s been the same.”
Maker and the Bucks take on the Grizzlies today and I have a feeling I’ll be posting another video of him in the next 24 hours.