Five-star center Makur Maker was UCLA men’s basketball’s final five-star target for its 2020 recruiting class. Maker declared for the NBA Draft in April but is planning to withdraw after committing to Howard on Friday. (Courtesy of Nick Lucero/Rivals.com)
Makur Maker will not be joining the Bruins next season.
The five-star center committed to Howard early Friday morning on Twitter, claiming he wanted to start a movement of top-tier recruits going to historically black colleges and universities.
UCLA men’s basketball has won 11 national championships and produced five Hall of Famers in its 101 seasons in Westwood.
The list of basketball legends who have suited up in Pauley Pavilion is longer than nearly any other school’s, and the debates over the best of the best remain relevant to this day.
Johnny Juzang should have been a senior at Harvard-Westlake School last season, just 8 miles away from Pauley Pavilion.
Instead, he traveled across the country to suit up in blue and white in Rupp Arena and get a taste of the college game a little early.
Much like the rest of the sports world, the Daily Bruin Sports editors spent the last five Sundays watching ESPN and Netflix’s 10-part documentary series, “The Last Dance.”
The 10-hour saga detailing the rise and fall of the Chicago Bulls’ dynasty with Michael Jordan earned national praise and set Twitter ablaze every week, and it has left audiences begging for more.
Coach Mick Cronin got one of his players back for the next season.
Redshirt sophomore forward/center Jalen Hill has withdrawn his name from the NBA Draft pool, according to UCLA Athletics, leaving junior guard Chris Smith as the only underclassman scheduled to leave Cronin’s program.
Daishen Nix wasn’t the first top recruit to skip college for the pros, and he won’t be the last.
The five-star prospect’s decision to decommit from UCLA men’s basketball and join the NBA G League sent shockwaves through the internet Tuesday, but it wasn’t unprecedented.
Daishen Nix is no longer a Bruin.
The five-star recruit out of Las Vegas has broken his commitment to UCLA men’s basketball and will instead sign with the NBA G League to pursue a professional career, The Athletic reported Tuesday.
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