Thon Maker Height, Age, Net Worth

Quick Info Thon Maker :

NameThon Marial Maker
NickNameThon Maker
Date of Birth 25 February 1997
Age (2024)27 Years
NationalitySouth Sudan,Australian
Height7ft 0in
Weight230 lbs
ProfessionSouth Sudanese-Australian professional basketball player
EducationCarlisle School, Orangeville District Secondary School, 
Aranmore Catholic College, Metairie Park Country Day School
Current TeamFujian Sturgeons (#24 / Center), Long Island Nets (Power forward, Center)
Net Worth3-4 Million USD

Who is Thon Maker ?

Thon Marial Maker, a South Sudanese-Australian professional basketball player, has made waves in the basketball world with his remarkable journey and undeniable talent. Born on February 25, 1997, in Wau, South Sudan, Maker’s early life was marked by the challenges of civil unrest. His family’s escape from the turmoil of war led them to find refuge in Australia, where Maker’s passion for basketball began to take shape.

Thon Maker
Thon Maker

Discovering his athletic prowess at a young age, Maker’s talent caught the eye of Edward Smith, an Australian advocate for children from migrant backgrounds. Smith’s guidance paved the way for Maker’s basketball career, propelling him from the suburbs of Perth to the courts of the United States.

Maker’s high school career is a testament to his skill and determination. From Louisiana to Virginia, Maker showcased his abilities, earning accolades such as the Gatorade Virginia Boys Basketball Player of the Year. His time at the Athlete Institute in Ontario, Canada, further solidified his reputation as a top-tier prospect.

Facts about Thon Maker :

  • Thon Maker was born in Wau, South Sudan (now) in 1997.
  • He has dual citizenship – Australian and South Sudanese.
  • Fleeing civil war, Maker escaped to Uganda with his family and eventually settled in Perth, Australia.
  • Discovered playing soccer at 14, Maker was offered education and basketball opportunities by Edward Smith.
  • He played for St. George Basketball Association before attending a talent camp in Texas.
Thon Maker
Thon Maker
  • Maker attended high schools in Louisiana and Virginia, earning Player of the Year honors in Virginia.
  • He enrolled at Athlete Institute in Ontario with his brother and played for Orangeville District Secondary School.
  • Maker participated in the prestigious Nike Hoop Summit alongside Ben Simmons.
  • Initially reclassified to 2015 class, Maker later returned to Orangeville Prep for 2015-16 season.
  • He was a highly recruited prospect, receiving interest from top universities.
  • Maker won MVP honors at the National Basketball Player’s Association Top 100 camp.
  • Maker declared for the 2016 NBA draft, needing an eligibility ruling.
  • He successfully proved high school graduation, becoming draft-eligible.
  • Maker was only the second player in a decade to jump from high school directly to the draft.
  • Drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks, he played for three NBA teams between 2016-2021.
  • Maker is known for his height (7ft) and potential, though injuries hampered his development.
  • He debuted for Australia’s national team in 2018, facing FIBA World Cup qualifiers.
  • Maker was involved in a brawl during the 2019 qualifiers and received a suspension.
  • He later helped Australia win the 2022 FIBA Asia Cup and was named to the All-Star Five.
  • Maker was part of the extended Australian squad preparing for the 2023 FIBA World Cup.

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