Fujian Sturgeons (CBA) agreed terms with 25-year old Australian-South Sudanese international center Thon Maker (216cm-1997) for new 2022-23 season. Maker played last season at Long Island Nets (NBA G League) in the U.S. He managed to play in three leagues in two countries last year. In 23 NBA-G-League games he had 7.6ppg, 6.4rpg and 1.0bpg. Maker also played for Hapoel Jerusalem in Israeli Winner League where in two games he recorded 5.0ppg, 5.0rpg and 2.0bpg. He also played 4 games in Basketball Champions League where he averaged just 2.8ppg, 3.5rpg and 1.0apg.
In 2016 he was drafted by Milwaukee Bucks (NBA) in first round (10th overall).
Maker represented Australia at the FIBA Asia Cup in Jakarta (Indonesia) this year. His team won Gold and his stats at that event were 6 games: 17.2ppg, 8.8rpg, 2.3apg, 1.3bpg, FGP: 54.7%, 3PT: 30.4%, FT: 75.0%.
He has played also professionally in Canada, Italy and NBA (Cleveland Cavaliers and Detroit Pistons).