Matur Maker

Height: 6-10

Weight: 200

Country: Australia

Professional Team: Zlatorog

Classification: International ’98

Birthdate: 1/1/1998

 

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

 
Pros:

Active finisher around the basket

Excels at scoring on the move

Has stretch big potential

Decent playmaker for a big man

Good rebounder

Decent defensive player

Fairly adept at collecting blocks and steals

Good athlete

Rock solid motor

Has a long wingspan

Cons:

Can struggle to finish plays in traffic

Still needs to improve his outside shot

Must improve his hands

Can play too wildly on offense

May be fairly raw offensively

Can be unfocused defensively

Needs to add strength

May not always show great coordination

Still learning the game​

Summary:

Matur Maker is the younger brother of current Milwaukee Bucks’ third year big man Thon Maker.  He received some buzz with his strong play in the 2017 Adidas Nations Tournament.  He is an athletic big man that can rebound and block shots and he has some emerging perimeter skills on offense, but he will still need to refine his overall game.

Recently, Matur Maker signed with Union Neuchatel, as he will be playing in the Swiss Basketball League this year.  He will still need more time to develop and hone his game, but if he can put his skills altogether, he could be an intriguing prospect that could end up getting drafted in the second round of the upcoming draft.

Links:

DraftExpress ProfileRealGM Profile

DraftSite Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

ESPN Article on Matur Maker Likely to be in the Draft

NBC Sports Article on Matur Maker Being in the Draft

Herald Sun’s Article on Matur Maker Withdrawing From the Draft

Basket-Info’s Article on Matur Maker Signs With Union Neuchatel

Union Neuchatel Basket’s Wikipedia Page

Games Scouted:

9/30/17 Mississauga Prep vs. GTA Prep

10/13/18 Union Neuchatel vs. Boncourt​​

 

Side note: To clear up the confusion of which country to list him, Matur Maker is Thon’s younger brother.  Thon Maker represented Australia in the 2015 Nike Hoops Summit.

​So even though Matur Maker is playing in a Canadian prep school this year, Matur Maker will be listed as from Australia, since that was the country he was born from, and that was also the country in which his brother represented.