And-Ones: Maker, Lawson, Mills, Zion

Makur Maker spurned traditional college powerhouses to attend Howard University, but he may not be there long, Adam Zagoria of Forbes.com relays. The 6’11” Maker, cousin of Pistons center Thon Maker, admitted on ESPN’s First Take talk show that he may only be there one season.

“We’ll see how the future goes but if you’re a one-and-done talent, why not leave? That’s how I look at,” he said. “My ultimate goal is to play in the NBA and if that’s going to take me a year, I’m definitely all for it. If it’s going to take me two years, I’m definitely all for it. I know I’m an NBA lottery talent.”

We have more from around the basketball world:

  • Duke is closing in on Celtics assistant coach Kara Lawson as its new women’s basketball head coach, according to The News & Observer’s Steve Wiseman. Lawson, a former WNBA star and ESPN analyst, traveled with the Celtics to the Orlando campus this week. She would replace Joanne P. McCallie, who resigned this month after 13 years with the Blue Devils.
  • Spurs guard Patty Mills plans to donate his game checks during the league’s restart to social justice organizations, Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News writes. “I’m playing in Orlando because I don’t want to leave any money on the table that could be going directly to Black communities,” Mills said.
  • According to a federal court filing, Zion Williamson‘s stepfather allegedly solicited and accepted a $400K payment from a marketing agent in October 2018 prior to his season at Duke, according to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach. If true, Williamson would have been ineligible to play for the Blue Devils. The court motion and sworn affidavit was filed by his former marketing representative’s attorneys. Prime Sports Marketing sued Williamson and Creative Artists Agency for $100MM in state court in Florida for Williamson’s alleged breaching of their marketing agreement and signing with CAA.
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9 thoughts on “And-Ones: Maker, Lawson, Mills, Zion

    • SheltonMatthews

      They should probably also mention she’s not taking over for Coach K, but coaching the women’s team while they’re at it

    • x%sure

      I thought Mills was aborigini. Seems like a higher priority.

      Since we’re talking Australia… The third Maker cousin coming along is Poopai. Kidding

  1. hiflew

    “I know I’m an NBA lottery talent.”

    It doesn’t matter what you “know.” It only matters whether the 14 teams with lottery picks believe you are. This sounds like George Costanza saying “It’s not a lie if you believe it.”

      • x%sure

        I don’t see a Maker among the 30 top NBA prospects for 2021. (I do see a lot of Jalens and Johnsons including a Jalen Johnson.) Also, this Maker went to 5 HSs in America. Like the other Makers, he is ridiculous.

  2. KnickerbockerAl

    He is the most talented Maker. He is a big with a handle. He gets his shot down. He is a lottery pick. Next yrs draft is deeper.

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