Five-star recruit Makur Maker announced that he is committing to Howard University. Maker is the 16th rank player in the ESPN 100.
Maker is the highest-ranked player to commit to a historically black college university (HBCU) in the last 20 years. Maker chooses Howard over UCLA, Kentucky, and Memphis.
Via tweet Maker said, ” I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow. I hope I inspire guys like Mikey Williams to join me on this journey. I am committing to Howard U & coach Kenny Blakeney.”
Makur Maker is a 6-11 frontcourt player who can handle the ball and create shots for himself. He is a good rebounder with the ability to be a long-range shooter. Maker will need to work on the consistency of his outside shot to take his game to the next level. But with his size and athletic ability, he should be a monster on the college level if he improves the weak points of his game.
In 12 games at Hillcrest Prep in Arizona, Maker averaged 17.6 points, 10.1 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game.
Howard struggles last season with a 4-29 overall and 1-15 conference record in the Mid-Eastern Conference. Also, Howard last made the NCAA Tournament since 1992 and has not had a winning season since 2001-2002 season. With Maker on the way, all those things can change, with a talent like Maker Howard will be a lot better.
With Maker choosing Howard, it will be interesting if other top players will want to go to HBCU schools. Either way, it’s a big day for HBCU schools getting a top player, and i am happy to see it.