High school seven-footer Thon Maker worked out with the Charlotte Hornets in a pre-draft workout session on Friday. Experts and his peers keep comparing him with Kevin Durant, but the South Sudan native has shrugged of the comparisons.
“I see myself as more of a modern version of Kevin Garnett,” Maker said.
Maker’s sensational ball handling ability and impressive shooting make him comparable to the former MVP Kevin Durant. The 19-year-old is considered as the “mystery man” of this coming NBA Draft. He also worked out with the San Antonio Spurs, and several teams are interested in investing on him.
“I can space the floor out a little bit more, like KG used to. But guys, they see some moves and they imagine a Kevin Garnett.” Maker continued, according to the Charlotte Observer.
Experts and scouts have seen very little basketball from the 7-foot-1 Maker as of now as his path to NBA has been unique. He skipped college career and declared himself for the NBA Draft. The Hornets own the 22nd overall pick and have no second round pick. They will take a shot at Maker on Draft night with their only first round pick, if he is available.
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