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4 - Matur Maker

Australia 

  • Birthday: 1/1/98
  • NBA Position: Power Forward
  • Class: International
  • Ht: 6-10
  • Wt: 205
  • Team: Union Neuchatel
  • Hometown: Sydney, Australia
  • High School: Canadian Internation Basketball Academy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Overall

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Strengths: 6’10.5 versatile forward … Good length with a 7’3 wingspan and 9’2 standing reach … Runs the floor well. Fluid athleticism at his size. Measured with a 30-inch standing vertical and 35-inch max vertical … Versatile skillset. Can play inside and out. Solid shooting mechanics and proper ball rotation. Can shoot from midrange and three. Can put it on the floor and get to the rim … Led adidas Nations in scoring with 26 points per game and shot 50% from the floor … Solid court vision and passing ability … Versatile defensive potential. Good shot blocking instincts. Recorded a high number of steals in his games throughout high school. Averaged 1.8 blocks and 1.8 steals per game at adidas Nations … Consistently plays hard and aggressive. Very active and outhustles opponents … Good rebounder and goes after loose balls … Draws fouls at a high rate and isn’t afraid of contact. Shot 14 free throws per game at adidas Nations … Hard worker and brings his best effort every game …

Weaknesses: Slight frame and lacks ideal strength in both upper and lower body. Gets bumped off his path on drives and body form breaks with contact. Struggles handling and finishing in traffic. Needs to protect the ball better when driving … Slouched over at times when guarding the perimeter and handling the ball … Doesn’t always catch the ball clean … Can be turnover prone. Averaged 2.5 turnovers per game at adidas Nations. Tends to duck his head and forces his way to the basket without a plan. Can be predictable when he’s going to shoot or drive and predetermines his moves rather than reads and reacts … Shooting consistency can improve. Settles for and forces contested jump shots at times … Doesn’t always utilize height advantage … Has some defensive versatility but gets beat on the perimeter quite a bit … Older for his class and spent a year as a post-grad, already 20 years old with no NCAA or professional experience … Can do a little bit of everything at the high school level but has a way to go to be a consistent threat in any area at the next level …

Outlook: Well-traveled high school career: freshman year at Carlisle School, sophomore/junior year at Orangeville Prep/Athlete Institute, senior year at The Tech Academy, post-grad year at Mississauga Prep … Helped lead Asia Pacific to the Championship game at adidas Nations, scoring 31 points … Played in the BioSteel All Canadian game with 25 points while shooting 8-11 from the floor and 9-10 from the free throw line … Younger brother of Thon Maker

Evan Tomes 6/18/18

Notes: Younger brother of 2016 prospect, Thon Maker

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