With all of the focus currently on Kerry Blackshear, Kentucky still has some potential options for adding another big man for next season.
But for now, it appears Makur Maker won’t be one of them.
At the NBPA Top 100 Camp, Maker revealed that he’s staying in 2020, but he also wants to visit Lexington, per Jack Pilgrim:
2020 top-three prospect Makur Maker says he will not be reclassifying, lists Kentucky as one of the schools he is most interested in. Says he will definitely be taking a visit to Lexington.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) June 13, 2019
Maker, who plays for Orange Lutheran in California, is rated as a five-star prospect at 247 Sports, where hs is the second-ranked overall recruit and the second-best center in the country for 2020. Only Evan Mobley is ahead of him.
The 6-11, 235-pound Maker is actually the cousin of Milwaukee Bucks big man Thon Maker, who was once a big-time UK recruit in the Class of 2016, but he ultimately found a way to skip college and go straight to the NBA.
Kentucky has yet to offer Maker, who does hold offers from the Oregon Ducks, Alabama Crimson Tide, USC Trojans and UCLA Bruins.
The only prediction at Rivals or 247 Sports currently logged for Maker is from Corey Evans, who is going with Oregon. but if Maker is indeed staying in 2020, then we’re probably a ways away from any kind of decision, and Kentucky is clearly a school in the running.
Check out some recent highlights of the talented big man in action:
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