Thon Maker won't be the next big thing in basketball, but he might be the big thing after that.
The 16-year-old basketball star is currently in the Carlisle High School, Virginia, class of 2016, and NBA domination is something that may await him in the future.
Many reports over the last few months have highlighted Maker's quality with an array of highlight reels showcasing his skills.
It has been predicted by many that he will take the NBA by storm eventually, and he has been compared to dominant players such as Kevin Durant and Kevin Garnett, with Maker feeling that those comparisons are justified.
“I watch the NBA a lot. It’s by far the best league. I would say KD (Kevin Durant) [I'm similar too]. Same build, but then again I’ve got to have the same mindset of a Kevin Garnett or a Kobe Bryant, just that killer instinct," Maker said recently.
Maker was born in the United States before moving to Australia when he was six. He moved back to the US though when he was only 13 to pursue a basketball career, and he's now looked after by his guardian.
It has been a successful decision so far, with Maker named as the third best prospect in the country.
He won't graduate until 2016 though, but he admits he already has had plenty of interest from schools, including Indiana.
“Last weekend or the weekend before, I visited Miami. It was just right down the road from where we stayed at adidas Nations. That was a beautiful campus. I would say I’ve visited six or seven schools (total).
“We were on our way to our camp (adidas Nations) and coach told me about it on the plane. He told me IU offered both of us [his brother as well]. That was his first one, too, so I was like, ‘that’s special.’ That’s a good one.”
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