Howard University star freshman recruit Makur Maker joining NBA draft

Howard University big man Makur Maker, the first five-star select to decide to play at a historically Black college or university, is proclaiming for the 2021 NBA draft, sources told ESPN.

Maker, 20, will not sign with a specialist in order to save open the choice of getting back to Howard for his sophomore year, sources said.

Maker has demonstrated that he is a highly skilled 6-foot-11 forward with the ability to play on the perimeter. He played just two games for the Bison last season in light of a groin injury. In those two games, Maker arrived at the midpoint of 11.5 points, 6.0 bounce back and 2.0 assists.

The team played only five games before the university shut down the season toward the beginning of January in view of COVID-19 issues.

Maker was the No. 16 secondary school recruit in the ESPN 100 after focusing on Howard over UCLA and Kentucky. A native of Sudan, he additionally spent time in Australia prior to moving to the United States for high school.