Start of new trend? 5-star basketball prospect Makur Maker commits to Howard over Kentucky, Alabama, Memphis and UCLA
Makur Maker, one of the nation’s top basketball prospects, announced his commitment on Friday.
The usual suspects were listed among the list of contenders as Kentucky, UCLA, Memphis and Alabama all recruited the 7-foot Arizona native. In the end, with offers to attend any basketball power in the country, Maker announced his commitment to… Howard.
That’s right, Howard University just landed the biggest commitment in program history and they may not be done, either.
“I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & other started to dream “what if”. 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,” Maker posted on Friday.
If you don’t know the name Mikey Williams, you will soon, as the California native is considered among the nation’s best 2023 prospects and is considering attending an HBCU such as Howard.
Could this be the new trend in college basketball?
Athletes are using their power more and more and with high school prospects holding all the power in recruiting, especially in basketball where a single recruit can turn the direction of a program, the power structure in college basketball could flip if enough prospects make the decision to attend HBCUs over traditional powerhouse programs.