Makur Maker commits to Howard: 'I need to make the HBCU movement real'
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Five-star recruit Makur Maker announced overnight that he's committing to Howard University.

The news came just hours after the No. 16 player in the 2020 ESPN 100 said he'd be choosing a college next week.

Maker becomes the highest-ranked recruit to commit to a historically Black college or university (HBCU) in at least 20 years.

"I need to make the HBCU movement real so that others will follow," Maker tweeted. "I hope I inspire guys like Mikey Williams to join me on this journey. I am committing to Howard U & coach Kenny Blakeney."

Maker is the cousin of Detroit Pistons forward Thon Maker and G League player Matur Maker. The 6-foot-11 center played for four high schools in the United States and Canada, most recently in Arizona.

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