Makur Maker has declared for the 2020 NBA Draft and may forgo his four years of college eligibility. Maker is the cousin of NBA center Thon Maker who also skipped college and went straight to the NBA. The international status of some players allows for some exceptions to the rule. The younger Maker did attend high school in the United States but was still deemed eligible to enter the draft. He has decided to maintain his college eligibility until he can determine his best path forward.
Despite declaring for the NBA Draft, Makur Maker is now reconsidering college basketball as an option, he tells @247Sports. Maker discusses that and the schools he would consider. | Story: https://t.co/CveqixwBud pic.twitter.com/iKvXtneL0m
— Evan Daniels (@EvanDaniels) April 25, 2020
The 2020 NBA Draft seems his most likely scenario, but if he does change his mind he is considering the Oregon Ducks and the Howard Bison. Maker has the height and skillset to impact the NBA. That should get him drafted, but as of right now he is not projected to go in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft. A second-round projection could be enough to convince him to stay in the process.
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) April 24, 2020
There is always room in the NBA for players like Makur Maker. He is listed at 6’11” and 235 pounds. The NCAA could use a player like him, but the most likely scenario seems to be him staying in the 2020 NBA Draft. The Coronavirus Outbreak could make feedback an issue for players that have lower projections like Maker. A possible lack of the NBA Combine could make it harder for some players to improve on their draft stock. He could be a huge addition to an NBA team.