In about a year's time Milwaukee Bucks rookie Thon Maker went from playing at a prep school in Ontario, Canada to being a first round NBA draft pick.
"I still haven't given it time to look back."
Maker is on the Milwaukee Bucks 'Own the Future' statewide tour that made a stop Thursday evening in La Crosse.
"I'm glad this tour was put together because I get a chance to interact with all of our fans Wisconsin-wide."
Maker was the surprise of this summer's NBA Draft when the Bucks selected the 7-foot-1 Sudanese Australian with the tenth overall selection.
It didn't take long to see the potential Bucks management saw in Maker. In the Las Vegas Summer League he was second with 9.6 rebounds-per-game while averaging 14.2 points.
"Summer League kind of gave me an idea of what I could do right away coming into the league and then what I can improve on also which I get a chance to work on a month before training camp which is two weeks away."
When asked what his personal goals for his rookie season were going to be Maker said with a big grin, "Nah, that's private."