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Howard Lands Big Name in Men’s Basketball

HBCUs

By David Johnson/ BNC Digital Reporter

Washington D.C. (BNC) — Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) member Howard University landed five-star basketball prospect Makur Maker from Phoenix, AZ Friday morning.

The 7 footer was ranked 17th in the class of 2020, and stirred headlines as he turned down basketball powerhouses Kentucky, UCLA, and Memphis to take his talents to D.C.

In the following tweet, Makur stated:

I was the 1st to announce my visit to Howard & othersthat 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’s commitment to Howard marks a major win for not only the MEAC, but all Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU).

Civil unrest in the country is really making big name talents reconsider the platform that HBCU’s have to offer.

Maker also encouraged fellow five-star point guard sensation Mikey Williams to join the HBCU movement as well.

Mikey responded with the followiing, :

” On your side my boy, lets shock the world!!!”

 

With Maker and other elite talent shifting to Black Colleges and Universities, has the HBCU brand officially made it’s way back to the dinner tables of elite athletes, or will this be remembered as a flash in the pan decision during historic unrest in the United States?