Could 16-year-old Thon Maker be a future NBA star?

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Thon Maker. Remember the name. This 7ft 1inch 16 year old (that's right) is starting to make waves in high-school basketball and he could well become a viral sensation and NBA future star. 

The reason he could be the next big thing is because of a new highlight reel that has hit YouTube today, which shows all his talents on display.

In the video he looks like a cross between Shaquille O'Neal and Kobe Bryant, if ever that was possible. 

The actual thought of that cross breed sounds scary in the best possible way. 

With the help of, ESPN uploaded the video today, and it's views are set to sky rocket. 

In 38 seconds, Thon dazzles viewers with his incredible amount of athleticism and strength. 

First we get the dunk whilst holding on to the ring and swinging around. 

Not to be caught up in the pure attacking side of his game, we also get to see some awesome defensive efforts that prove this kid is a well-rounded talent. 

Then we move onto some more epics dunks, before we get the awesome three-pointers from distance. 

For a 16-year-old to be 7ft 1inches is insane anyway. But for him to be an incredible athlete is another thing all together. 

Just remember, this was the day that the majority of us were exposed to Thon Maker. 

You can bet that NBA personnel will be keeping a tab on the 16-year-old's progression after watching this video, if they aren't already. 

To see him in action watch the video above.

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