Makur Maker

Updated as of 5/30/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 235
College: Howard
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 11/4/2000

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 87
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Decent low post scorer
Adequate shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Handles the ball fairly well for a player his size
Good rebounder
Has decent defensive potential
Solid athlete

Cons:

Needs to improve his shooting
Can struggle to score in traffic
Needs to improve his playmaking skills
Can be too passive on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Not an elite shot blocker
Can be too inconsistent in games

Summary:

Makur Maker is an athletic big man that can score the basketball in a variety of ways, and he is also a solid rebounder.  Recently, he decided to enroll at Howard to play college basketball for the 2020-21 season.

Maker is an intriguing prospect, as he is a tall, athletic big man that can handle the basketball, and he can effectively score in the post, as well as from the mid-range.  He will need to be more assertive on offense and be a more consistent long-range shooter, and he may still have ways to go before being ready to play in the association.  Still, Maker is a talented player, as his blend of size, skills, and versatility could potentially allow him to thrive in the NBA.

Links:

RealGM Profile
ESPN Draft Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s Article on Maker Trying to Reclassify for the 2020 Draft
Wikipedia Bio
ESPN’s Article on Maker Being Eligible to Enter the 2020 NBA Draft If He Chooses To Do So
The Pick and Roll’s Article on Maker Having Made the 2020 Hoop Summit World Team
Hillcrest Prep’s Team Page and Roster
MaxPrep’s 2019-20 Hillcrest Prep Roster
HBCU Gameday’s Article on Maker Withdrawing from 2020 Draft, Enrolls at Howard

Games Scouted:

9/30/17 Mississauga Prep vs. GTA Prep
12/27/19 Hillcrest Prep vs. Combine Academy
11/25/20 Howard vs. Belmont

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