Howard University has canceled the remainder of its season amid covid concerns that have wreaked havoc on the program. They have not played a game since December 18th after taking several covid breaks. The season for Howard began with so much promise as they had the first five-star in school history in Makur Maker who only played a few games. He was shut down after dealing with a groin injury that hampered his play when he did get in games. It was something he dealt with beginning during preseason practice.
This decision did not affect Purdue transfer Nojel Eastern who also was expected to play for the team. Eastern decided to opt-out of the season in early January and begin preparing for the NBA draft. A season that once had so much promise with a couple of very talented players that normally wouldn’t play for a school like Howard ended fairly abruptly.
Howard University announced today that it’s suspending the rest of its men’s basketball season after COVID-19-related issues have kept the program shut down since the middle of December.https://t.co/RZYy245JAZ
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) February 9, 2021
With the season now over the watch for what Maker decides to do begins. He was only expected to be on campus one season but his short stint could change that. The games he did play were affected by injury but the tools remain. It will be an interesting follow to see if the school gets a full year with Maker next year. Regardless, his commitment was still historic.