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Report: Howard center Makur Maker declares for 2021 NBA draft

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Howard University center Makur Maker, the cousin of Thon Maker, has reportedly declared for the 2021 NBA draft, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Maker, who became the highest-ranked player to commit to a historically Black college or university, will not sign with an agent in order to leave the door open on the possibility of returning to school next season.

The 6-foot-11 product from Sudan played in just two games with Howard last season, averaging 11.5 points, six rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot. The Bison played just five games prior to shutting down their season due to issues related to the coronavirus.

Maker is considered to be an above-average playmaker for his size given his ability to handle the ball and get out in transition. He averaged 14.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and one block in 26 minutes per game in 2019 on his AAU team, Dream Vision.

The five-star prospect chose Howard University over the likes of Kentucky, UCLA and Memphis after visiting the program in October 2019. The move by Maker to commit to Howard is the first of its kind and could create a new movement among future prospects.

Prospects who wish to return to college next season have until July 7 to withdraw from the NBA draft and maintain their eligibility.

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