UCLA could be in line to get an important basketball commitment. Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

As of February, Makur Maker was deemed likely to enter this year’s NBA Draft. The pandemic has changed matters, and now Maker is considering college. And the 5-star center says UCLA is in the lead for him.

Maker called UCLA a “great fit” for him, in comments shared by the Los Angeles Times’ Ben Bolch.

Maker was born in Kenya, grew up in Australia, and then moved to the U.S. and was home-schooled in California during high school. The 19-year-old, 6-foot-11 center declared for the 2020 draft and was granted eligibility by the NBA but still has time to withdraw his name from consideration.

His guardian, Ed Smith, says that NBA teams do not feel they have been able to evaluate Maker well enough, which is why going to college might be favorable for him.

A report over the weekend said UCLA and Kentucky were in the lead for Maker, who is the cousin of Detroit Pistons big man Thon Maker. Makur is said to be considering Memphis, Auburn, and Oregon as well.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.


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