Big move in Israel: Thon Maker is joining Hapoel Jerusalem

2021-08-25 14:53
Credit: USA Sports Today-Scanpix
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Hapoel Jerusalem shocked the basketball community with the announcement of the NBA forward's Thon Maker signing.

As per official team information, the 24-year-old Sudanese, who played more than 260 games in the NBA over the last five seasons, signed a one-year deal. For Maker, this will be his first professional season outside of the NBA.

"We are very happy that we were able to bring a player of such quality like Thon,” head coach Oren Amiel said in the club’s statement. “He is very suitable for the basketball we want to play next season, and I am convinced that we all enjoy it and that it will help us a lot in achieving our goals.”

Thon Maker

Thon  Maker
Position: C
Age: 24
Height: 216 cm
Weight: 101 kg
Birth place: Vau, Sudan

Last season, Maker spent with the Cleveland Cavaliers, where he appeared in 8 games and averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds.

His best year was in 2018-19 season when he played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Detroit Pistons and averaged 5 points and 3.2 rebounds in 64 games.

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