Thon Maker

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Started 34 regular season games, and six playoff games, for the Bucks as a rookie in 2016-17
  • Scored a career-high 23 points vs. DET on 3/31/17 as a rookie, going 9-for-12 from the field and 4-for-7 from 3-point ranges
  • Participated in the Nike Hoop Summit Game in 2015 with the World Select team
  • Named Gatorade Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year in 2014

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.

PRO CAREER2016-17: Appeared in 57 games (34 starts) and averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds in 9.9 minutes per game … had 11 points (5-of-7 FG) vs. DAL on 4/2 … scored a career-high 23 points vs. DET on 3/31 and set new career highs in minutes (25), field goals made (9) and 3-pointers made (4) … scored 12 points and made three 3-pointres at IND on 2/11 … recorded seven points and six rebounds vs. LAL on 2/10 … had six points in five minutes, going 2-for-2 from 3-point range at DEN on 2/3 … tallied 12 points and three blocks at UTA on 2/1 … scored eight points in just eight minutes on 1/27 at TOR … made first career start at MIA on 1/21 and finished with six in 19 minutes … scored his first career NBA points on 11/3 vs. IND, draining both of his 3-point attempts to finish with six points … made his NBA debut at DET on 10/30, recording one rebound … scored in double figures four times … scored 20 points ones … had 25 DNP-CDs.

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.

2016 NBA Summer League: Started all five games for the Bucks and averaged a team-high 9.6 rebounds to go along with 14.2 points and 1.0 blocks per game … his 9.6 rebounds per game ranked second in the Summer League … Second Team All-NBA Summer League selection.

PLAYOFF HISTORY … (6 games, 6 starts) … 2017: Started all six of Milwaukee’s First Round games against Toronto … averaged 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.8 blocks in 19.4 minutes per game … recorded three blocks with four points and three rebounds in Game One … scored 11 points on 3-of-5 shooting in Game Three … blocked a Bucks-rookie-playoff-record five shots in Game Six.

 

HIGH SCHOOL … Spent two seasons at the Athlete Institute Academy (Mono, Ontario) playing in the Ontario Scholastic Basketball Association … 2015-16: Named League MVP, Finals MVP and First-Team All-Star for the 2015-16 season … had 19 points, 17 rebounds, five assists and six blocks in Game One of the Finals … recorded 27 points, 13 rebounds, seven blocks and three steals in Game Two of the Finals … led Canada Elite to the title game of the Under Armour 17-and-under league after averaging 16.5 points and 11.8 rebounds at the UAA Finals in Georgia … 2014-15: Played for Orangeville Prep (Orangeville, Ontario), a program associated with the Athlete Institute … represented the World Select team at the 2015 Nike Hoop Summit and had two points, 10 rebounds and one block in 14 minutes … posted 17 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals in the Ballislife All-American Game, earning MVP honors for Team Elite … participated in the adidas Eurocamp in June 2014  and averaged 15.7 points and 6.6 rebounds over three games … named MVP at the adidas Nations tournament after averaging 13.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 22.0 minutes for Team Lillard … voted to the All-American team at the 2014 NBA Players Association Top 100 Camp … 2013-14: Averaged 21.3 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.2 blocks, 1.7 assists and 1.2 steals at Carlisle High School in Martinsville, Va. … named Gatorade Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year … selected as Virginia Player of the Year and the MVP of the D-II state tournament … 2012-13: As a freshman, averaged 23.4 points, 12.9 rebounds, 4.9 blocks, 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals over 23 games with Carlisle High School … also played three games (17.0 ppg) with Metairie Park Country Day (Metairie, La.) in November before transferring to Carlisle.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS … Selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 10th overall pick of the 2016 NBA Draft … signed his first NBA contract with the Bucks on 7/30/16.

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.

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