Meet ‘The Sheriff’ of Milwaukee
He moves, shoots and communicates. For a 7-foot-1 power forward, it’s pretty impressive, but is it enough to justify the Milwaukee Bucks’ using up a No. 10 draft pick on inexperienced Thon Maker last year? While the South Sudanese-Australian had only played basketball for six years, the front office saw something far more important: drive. Confidant and smart, with a work ethic and mental toughness that quickly earned him the nickname “the Sheriff,” this 19-year-old giant promises to show the world the Bucks made an inspired — if risky — choice.