Makur Maker

Updated as of 6/26/2022, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2022 Rankings were finalized on 6/23/22.

Height: 6-11
Weight: 232
Country: Australia
Professional Team: Sydney Kings
Classification: Non-College Draft Prospect
Birthdate: 11/4/2000

2022 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 99
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted

Pros:

Decent low post scorer
Decent shooter for a big man, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Handles the ball fairly well for a player his size
Good rebounder
Adequate defender
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.  He played two games at Howard during his freshman season before being shut down due to sustaining a groin injury.

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.

This year, Maker played in the NBL in Australia with the Sydney Kings, and he helped them win the NBL championship.  Currently, he is a second round prospect in the 2022 draft, and he is a skilled big man whose blend of size, skills, and versatility could potentially allow him to thrive as a role player 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
Sportsnaut’s Article on Maker
The NBA’s 2021 NBA Draft Combine Player Measurements
HBCU Gameday’s Article on Makur Maker Withdrawing From 2021 Draft, But Is Not Returning to Howard
ESPN’s Article on Makur Maker Signing with the Sydney Kings in Australia

Games Scouted:

9/30/17 Mississauga Prep vs. GTA Prep
12/27/19 Hillcrest Prep vs. Combine Academy
11/25/20 Howard vs. Belmont
6/24/21 The 2021 NBA Draft Combine
12/4/21 Sydney vs. Melbourne
5/6/22 Sydney vs. Tasmania

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