Five-star basketball recruit Makur Maker made headlines last summer when he decided to commit to Howard over the likes of Kentucky and UCLA.

Maker, whose 2020-21 freshman season was cut short because of injury and the COVID-19 pandemic, will be part of a new docuseries.

Apple TV+ has greenlit “Big Man on Campus,” a new docuseries that will share his coming-of-age story as he navigates the triumphs and tribulations of his freshman year at Howard against the backdrop of the Black Lives Matter movement and the ongoing global pandemic, as first reported by The Root.

“Big Man on Campus” is the story of a historic moment in America told through the lens of a young athlete with the power to create change,” according to a press release. “In 2020, a year marked by social unrest, basketball sensation, NBA prospect and top NCAA recruit, Makur Maker, made the groundbreaking decision to play college basketball for Howard University in support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities rather than join one of the many top-tier programs offering him a full ride.”

Also read: ‘Inspire others to take HBCUs seriously’: Makur Maker explains in ESPN interview why he chose Howard

Maker was one of several high-profile basketball players to commit to HBCUs, including Shaqir O’Neal, the son of Shaquille O’Neal (Texas Southern), Hercy Miller, son of rapper Master P. (Tennessee State) and Skyler Jordan, son of recording artist Montell Jordan (Alcorn State).


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