After being forced to re-route from Minneapolis for Matthew Hurt this afternoon, Kentucky head coach John Calipari made a trip to California to see 2020 five-star forward Matur Maker.
He tweeted out the news this evening:
Really blessed to have @UKCoachCalipari and Coach Kenny Payne, for an in home visit today. Looking forward to having them watch us @DreamVisionBall in Dallas. #MakerMob #BBN pic.twitter.com/Dh1xQSqaWV
— Makur Maker (@MakurMaker) April 15, 2019
Maker, a 6-foot-11, 235-pound prospect out of Orange Lutheran (CA), is considered a top-15 prospect on both 247 Sports and Rivals.com.
Cousin of Detroit Pistons forward and former Kentucky target Thon Maker, Maker holds offers from Oregon, USC, and UCLA, with interest coming from Kentucky, Kansas, and Auburn.
Like Thon, Makur is just under seven feet tall, but maintains an impressive face-up game and guard skills. He can run the floor, handle the ball, and consistently knock down jump shots, but still possesses solid post moves, along with strong defensive and rebounding instincts like a true big man.
His name carried weight to start his high school career, and now, his talent is starting to match that hype.
Take a look at some of his recent highlights: