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LOG 06-16-2014 10:23 AM

future prospects
Let's start with this dude..

Ball Don't Lie 06-16-2014 11:30 PM

This is probably the best non NBA mixtape ever:


His athleticism is like Westbrooks, if Westbrook was on crack.

Jaylen Brown is going to be a star in the NBA:


He's already 6'7 220 as a high schooler, and his skills are off the charts.

jeffb 06-17-2014 12:13 AM

LOG 07-25-2014 06:53 PM

Dude looks like he's going to be a really solid player, I think he could end up being a taller more athletic version of Kirilenko. Obviously he still has ways to go because he is really really young, but talent is definitely there.

Ball Don't Lie 07-30-2014 08:39 AM


Originally Posted by LOG (Post 912673)
Dude looks like he's going to be a really solid player, I think he could end up being a taller more athletic version of Kirilenko. Obviously he still has ways to go because he is really really young, but talent is definitely there.
Dragan Bender '97 - PF - YouTube

He had a near triple double in this game. The guy runs the court like Anthony Davis, and he's got great quickness and feet for his size. His feel for the game and his passing ability is extremely impressive for his age. He's going to be an awesome prospect coming up.

LOG 08-01-2014 12:04 PM

People like that usually end up being injured once they are older, but holly tits 7'4 at the age of 14

maltmonger 09-05-2014 05:47 PM


Originally Posted by LOG (Post 902699)

Apparently he may be coming to Canada (Orangeville) to finish high school:

World's top basketball prospect Canada-bound? | Basketball | Sports | Toronto Su


TORONTO - One of the world's top basketball prospects might be taking his talents to Orangeville.

Thon Maker, a 7-foot forward considered the top player in the class of 2016 by most scouting outlets and his younger brother, Matur, left their prep school in Carlisle, Va. and are debating between playing at the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, or Hopewell Academy in North Carolina.

Thon and Matur Maker left war-torn Sudan for Uganda when Thon was five, before being accepted as refugees in Australia. Thon later moved to the United States with legal guardian Edward Smith and played briefly at a New Orleans-area school, before heading to Virginia two years ago.

“After an excellent academic year and State Championship season at the Carlisle School, followed by a great AAU seasons on the Adidas circuit with Team Loaded VA, the common theme for Thon and Matur to optimize their potential has been core strength development with additional muscle gain,” Smith said in a statement.

Maker and his brother arrived in Orangeville on Monday and are still in town.

Since school started this week, a decision will need to be made soon.

“We are currently in the process of evaluating several exciting opportunities. We have visited Hopewell Academy of Cary, NC and are currently in Canada working out at Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario,” Smith said in the statement.

“Hopewell Academy offers us access to EXOS performance facility in Cary, North Carolina. Athlete Institute has a world class training program where high level prep talent such as Jamal Murray, Jalen Poyser and Kyle Alexander currently train.”

Athlete Institute head coach Larry Blunt told the Sun Thursday night that he is hopeful that the Makers will stick around in Canada.

“I've known (Smith) for a long time. Through our relationship, through his relationship with CIA Bounce, Jamal and Thon's relationship, it's just a partnership that makes a lot of sense for a lot of different reasons,” Blunt said.

“We've been excited to have an opportunity to show them how incredible a strength and conditioning program we have, all the resources, academically we have. We're a very reputable school. We have a program full of kids who really do it the right way both on and off the court. We don't give any favours for being athletes. Our goal is to show them the wonderful things we believe and that we can offer.”

Murray, a Kitchener native, is considered the latest in the line of elite Canadian prospects and he and Thon Maker played at the recent Jordan Brand Classic. Murray tturned down numerous offers to play at top U.S. prep schools to stay close to home at Athlete Institute, “a basketball preparatory educational program that prepares post grad and high school student athletes for competition at the post-secondary level.”

It was founded in 2011 and the basketball team plays in games across North America (Blunt says he believes the team will have one of the best international schedules in the world this year) they and the players get specialized education programs aimed at helping them adjust once they go to university or college.

Maker and Murray both have two years of high school eligibility remaining, but could reclassify, making this upcoming season their last.

With the height of a centre and the shooting and ball-handling abilities of a high-scoring wing, Maker has been compared to the likes of Kevin Garnett and Kevin Durant.

He was in Toronto last summer playing pickup hoops at the OVO Bounce Classic, a tournament run by Drake and the CIA Bounce AAU team. Murray plays his AAU ball for CIA Bounce and Blunt is a CIA Bounce assistant.

Diamond Scorpion 10-27-2014 07:44 PM


Originally Posted by LOG (Post 902699)

This kid is going to be a stud. Great ball handling skills for a big man, nice shot and great defender. Only thing he really needs is more muscle mass, but he is 16, so it will take time.

LOG 10-28-2014 09:05 PM

Tank for Maker :cookie:

rapsmannn 11-25-2014 07:52 AM

Justise Winslow looks like a player, I like him the best so far in ncaa, wouldn't be surprised by the end of the season this kid becomes the favorite for first overall pick

Fröz-d 12-29-2014 01:19 PM


Originally Posted by LOG (Post 921069)
Tank for Maker :cookie:


elT 12-29-2014 03:39 PM

WTF DID THEY FEED HIM? THON MAKER looks AMAZING. I just hope he stays healthy because he just bight become the greatest player of all time. WOW! Cooking with gas! :dc:

rapsmannn 01-28-2015 03:21 AM

Man Winslow was looking good in the start of the season but now he is just dissapointing especially his shooting

To bad if he can develop a shot he can be lethal but he is starting look like another Kidd Gilchrist

rapsmannn 04-03-2015 02:41 AM

Well Winslow shooting came around starting look like the player I thought he would be

thought 04-03-2015 09:05 AM

Does anyone know if Thon Maker ever got his Canadian citizenship? I know there was talk about him applying for it. That would be highway robbery for Canada.

LOG 06-08-2015 12:08 PM

Masai is in Adidas Euro Camp, and looks like Bender is impressing everyone there. Not sure when is he going to declare for the draft, but right now he looks to be top5 pick.
DraftExpress: 2015 adidas Eurocamp: Day One

LOG 06-09-2015 10:28 AM

DraftExpress NBA Draft Prospect Profile: Dzanan Musa, Stats, Comparisons, and Outlook

woodchuck 07-29-2015 06:30 AM

Thong Maker sounds good, Dragon Bender and Diamond Stone sound better.

zubinho 10-17-2015 04:12 AM

Bender (17 y/o) debut in Euroleague.
Maccabi vs CSKA.

DVS 12-09-2015 11:44 PM

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