Makur Maker, Howard University
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Makur Maker, the first five-star recruit to choose to play at an HBCU, has declared for the 2021 NBA draft.

Maker, according to reports, will not sign with an agent to keep his options open to return to Howard for his sophomore season.

Maker, who committed to Howard last July, played only two games for the Bison last season before a groin injury sidelined him. In those two games, Maker averaged 11.5 points, 6 rebounds and 2 assists per game.

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The 6-11 forward ranked No. 6 in the 247Sports Composite Rankings and 4th overall in the Top247 class of 2020, was the highest-rated recruit to commit to an HBCU program since ESPN began its recruiting rankings database 13 years ago.

Prior to committing to Howard, Maker was No. 75 in ESPN’s NBA draft rankings.

Maker is the cousin of current NBA forward Thon Maker.


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