Five-star prospect Maker commits to HBCU program Howard

Five-star big man Makur Maker committed to Howard on Friday morning, choosing the program over UCLA, Kentucky and Memphis.A member of the 2020 class, he is ranked No. 16 in the ESPN 100. ESPN said the 6-foot-11 Maker is the first five-star recruit to commit to a historically Black college and university in the 13-year history of its recruiting database.”I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & other started to dream ‘what if,’ “Maker posted to Twitter early Friday morning. “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 #MakerMob”Maker also put his name in the NBA draft, ruled eligible because he was two credits short of graduating with his class in 2019. If he is not projected as a high first-round pick, he is expected to withdraw his name.In 2019, Maker averaged 14.7 points and 7.9 rebounds with his AAU team, Dream Vision.