Player

Thon Maker

Detroit Pistons DOB: 25 February 1997 Height: 216 cm Position: Forward/Centre Number: 7

Hometown: South Sudan/Perth, WA

Current Club: Detroit Pistons

International Debut: 2018

Biography

Born in Wau, a city located in what is now South Sudan. Maker and his family were accepted as refugees, settling in Perth, Western Australia when Maker was five years of age.

Maker played predominantly Soccer until he was 14 years of age before he decided to take up Basketball.

Already an extremely tall teenager, Maker moved to Sydney where he played junior basketball for St. George Basketball Association in 2011.

After attending a basketball camp in Texas, Maker attended Carlisle School in Virginia where he spent his freshman and sophomore years. During his sophomore year, Maker was named the 2013-14 Gatorade Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year after leading his team to a State championship.

Following his time at Carlisle School, Maker moved to Orangeville Prep in Ontario, Canada.
In 2015, Maker participated in the Nike Hoop Summit, playing alongside fellow Aussie Ben Simmons in the World team.

Maker declared for the NBA draft in 2016 after his final year at Orangeville Prep. The Milwaukee Bucks selected Maker with the 10th pick of the draft. During his rookie year with Milwaukee, Maker started 34 games as he played alongside fellow Boomer Matthew Dellavedova.

Maker made his Boomers debut in the third window of the FIBA World Cup Qualifiers, posting 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Just prior to the NBA trade deadline in February 2019, Maker was traded to the Detroit Pistons.

Previous Clubs:
2016-2019 - Milwaukee Bucks (NBA)
2019-current - Detroit Pistons (NBA)