Professional Team: Zlatorog
Classification: International ’98
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Active finisher around the basket
Excels at scoring on the move
Has stretch big potential
Decent playmaker for a big man
Decent defensive player
Fairly adept at collecting blocks and steals
Rock solid motor
Has a long wingspan
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
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.
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.