Report: Howard C Makur Maker, Former 5-Star Recruit, Declares for 2021 NBA Draft

Adam WellsMay 28, 2021

Hillcrest Prep's Makur Maker #20 is seen against Sunrise Christian Academy during a high school basketball game at the Hoophall Classic, Sunday, January 19, 2020, in Springfield, MA. (AP Photo/Gregory Payan)
AP Photo/Gregory Payan

Makur Maker is reportedly going to turn pro after playing one college season at Howard University. 

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Maker is declaring for the 2021 NBA draft. The 20-year-old won't sign with an agent, though, giving him the ability to return to school. 

Per ESPN's Jeff Borzello, Maker became the first 5-star prospect to commit to a historically Black college or university since the network's recruiting database began in 2007. 

247Sports' composite rankings had Maker ranked as the No. 4 center and No. 18 overall player in the 2020 class. 

B/R's Jonathan Wasserman doesn't have Maker among the top 50 players in the 2021 draft class on his most recent big board.

A groin injury limited Maker to just two games during the 2020-21 season. Howard announced in February it was canceling the remainder of its season because of ongoing COVID-19 issues within the program. 

The 6'11" center averaged 11.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in his two appearances. 


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