7-foot high school hoops phenom Thon Maker could almost be a guard

Basketball recruiting junkies know the name Thon Maker. The South Sudan-born 17-year-old, who now plays for The Athlete Institute in suburban Toronto, is viewed as one of the top prospects in the world -- even though it's unclear whether he'll head to college in 2015 or 2016 (he's currently on track for 2016 but could reclassify).

Luckily for us, Maker's talent isn't visible only to scouts and coaches. As anyone can see on this highlight reel, his skills are just silly.

We know, we know, it's a mixtape, which naturally isn't going to show any of the bad parts.

But to watch just a few minutes of Maker's fluidity running the floor, his guard-like handle, his passing, his shooting -- and, oh yeah, a big man's size -- makes it no surprise that, according to ESPN recruiting, he's being pursued by Arizona. And Duke. And Florida, and Kansas, and Kentucky, and Louisville and on and on ...

Want more? Here's Maker's star-making (what a pun!) mixtape from March:

H/T Bleacher Report


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