Early Friday morning, 5-Star recruit, Makur Maker, announced that he will be committing to Howard University over several Division 1 schools.
Maker, who is the brother to Detroit Pistons Thon Maker, wants to start a movement of black athletes taking their talents to HBCUs.
“I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & others 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 #MakerMob,” Maker tweeted.
According to Rivals, Maker is the 18th best player in the country for the class of 2020 and 4th best center. He is also the highest-ranked prospect to commit to an HBCU.
In June, Mikey Williams, the number one prospect for 2023, announced that he is considering an HBCU when he graduates.
Although Maker is the highest-ranked commit for MEAC, he’s not the only one in the class of 2020 with multiple stars that have chosen an HBCU. Norfolk State University picked up Nate Tabor, a four-star recruit, who chose the Spartans after originally committing to St. John’s.
We are definitely going to see more black athletes attend HBCUs over Predominantly White Institutes.