At the age of six, his family emigrated to Australia. His best month of the year came in February, when he managed 7.5 points and 2.7 rebounds over 12 contests. Though Maker should be on the fantasy radar, wait a few more games just to make sure he is developing the type of consistency a solid fantasy player should display. Three nights later, Maker scored 12 points and grabbed a career-high with 12 rebounds during a home loss to the Hornets. NBA Privacy Center | The 7-foot, 221-pounder finished his sophomore campaign with 0.7 blocks and 0.5 steals, both of which were upticks over his rookie campaign. 2017-18 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS … Averaged 4.8 points and 3.0 rebounds in 16.7 minutes per game in his second NBA season … played in 74 games with 12 starts ... shot 41.1 percent from the field … Tallied 12 points (5-10 FG) at CLE on 3/19 … scored 12 points at TOR on 2/23 … tallied 13 points (5-8 FG) at ORL on 2/10 … scored 11 points (4-8 FG) against BKN on 1/26 … had 10 points with a career-high-tying eight rebounds vs. TOR on 1/5 … scored 12 points with four rebounds vs. IND on 1/3 … tied his season-high of 16 points at TOR on 1/1 … matched his career-high of eight rebounds vs. DAL on 12/8 … scored a season-high 16 points with a career-high eight rebounds at PHX on 11/22 … had a then-season-high seven rebounds on 11/18 at DAL … blocked a career-high four shots vs. DET on 11/15 … scored a then-season-high nine points at DET on 11/3 … scored seven points with three rebounds vs. CLE on 10/20 … scored in double figures 9 times … has 4 DNP-CDs … missed 4 games (3/27-4/1) with a right groin strain. He saw six minutes during Tuesday's game and then eight minutes during Friday's contest. John Henson appears to have jumped Maker in the teams rotation for the time being, limiting his fantasy outlook, even in DFS. Latest on Detroit Pistons center Thon Maker including complete game-by-game stats on ESPN In the playoffs, Maker started all six of the Bucks' first-round games against the Celtics. Privacy Act, please use the links below to visit each company’s privacy center. High School: Athlete Institute Academy in Mono, Canada Recruiting Rank: 2015 (73), 2016 (37) The 7-foot-1 big man is still just 22 years of age -- he'll turn 23 in February of 2020. After some discussion about his draft status due to age and high school graduation requirements, the NBA allowed Maker to declare for the 2016 Draft. On the year, he made 37.8 percent of his threes and blocked 1.7 shots per 36 minutes. Despite the downturn in playing time, Maker averaged career highs across the board with 5.0 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 0.7 assists, and his per-36 numbers were respectable. PERSONAL … Full name is Thon Marial Maker … originally from South Sudan but emigrated to Australia at the age of six … moved to the United States to play high school basketball in Louisiana, then Virginia … favorite non-basketball team is Arsenal … on Twitter as @ThonMaker14. Do Not Sell My Personal Information | Maker is a big Arsenal soccer fan. Possibly, the right ankle issue is the reason why he's not playing much. 10 overall. He didn't progress as a rebounder or shot-blocker, either, with his production in both categories dropping on a per-100-possessions basis. He'll vie for backup minutes in the frontcourt behind Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond, where he'll face competition from a handful of new faces including Michael Beasley, Markieff Morris and Christian Wood. He was recruited by Kentucky, Kansas, Indiana and St. John's -- among other schools. … Full name is Thon Marial Maker … originally from South Sudan but emigrated to Australia at the age of six … moved to the United States to play high school basketball in Louisiana, then Virginia … favorite non-basketball team is Arsenal … on Twitter as @ThonMaker14. For example, in the five games where the 7-foot-1 rookie garnered between 20 and 29 minutes, he posted 12.6 points and 4.8 rebounds while shooting an impressive 22-of-44 from the field and 10-of-20 from beyond the arc. Maker eventually moved to the United States to play basketball. Nevertheless, the third-year player could reach fantasy relevance after the All-Star break, in part due to Detroit's lack of a true center and the fact thatBlake Griffin (knee) is out for the season. Maker saw his role reduced from his second season to his third, averaging just 15.2 minutes per contest last season with Milwaukee and Detroit. Your web browser appears to be outdated. With the addition of Brook Lopez and the presence of John Henson, it won't be easy for Maker to find significantly more run in 208-19. The latest stats, facts, news and notes on Thon Maker of the Detroit Maker (ankle) is listed as probable for Wednesday's game against the Thunder. the NBA Privacy Center, it will apply to data controlled independently by the NBA. As a sophomore, Maker led Carlisle to a state championship and earned 2013-14 Gatorade Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year honors. If you make a request through On Apr. On Mar. He eventually played high school basketball in Virginia. This site is operated jointly by NBA and WarnerMedia. How high does Pascal Siakam climb in our fantasy-only re-draft? Across stops at three different North American high schools, Maker emerged as one of the most coveted recruits for the Class of 2015, but he ultimately chose to stay at Athlete Institute in Canada for an extra year and reclassified as a member of the Class of 2016, making him eligible for the draft as a 19-year-old. Thon Maker bio, stats, and video highlights. Against Detroit on March 31, Maker scored a career-high 23 points to go with three rebounds and a steal. Maker appeared in 60 out of 66 possible games for the Pistons during the pandemic-shortened 2019-20 season. Maker appeared in all four of Detroit's playoff games, supplying 5.5 points and 1.0 block per post-season contest. Friends to foes, Maker ready for another crack at Antetokounmpo, Thon Maker revelling as Detroit Pistons hunt NBA playoffs. The first of Maker's two double-doubles occurred Jan 22. when Maker posted 10 points, 10 boards and two blocks during a home win over the Kings. Copyright © 2020 NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Maker's longest streak of double-digit points was three games from Feb. 10 through Feb. 20. 2017 NBA Summer League: Played in two of the Bucks’ Summer League games in Las Vegas … averaged 6.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in 27.0 minutes per game. As long as Buddy Hield converts some threes, Jeff Edgerton figures he'll be well worth the reasonable price tag. The seven-foot center averaged 4.7 points, 2.8 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per contest. Sekou Doumbouya or even John Henson are better fantasy options than Maker.