Makur Maker Bio: Early Life, NBA, Personal Life & Net Worth

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Makur Maker, a South Sudanese-Australian professional basketball player, is a center for the NBA G League team Capital City Go-Go.

Earlier, he played for the Australian NBL team Sydney Kings from 2021 to 2022 & even led them to the 2022 NBL Championship title.

In the 2022 NBA draft, Makur went undrafted, yet his ambition to play in the NBA was not off the path.

Through his impressive summer league games, he managed to get an Exhibit 10 contract before being assigned to the G League.

Makur Maker Is The South Australian Professional Basketball Player
Makur Maker Is The South Australian Professional Basketball Player (Source: Howard University)

Youth is the best time to build your foundation and prove yourself, and there is no denying Maker, who is in his early 20s, aligns with that phrase.

From his collegiate basketball at Howard University to his NBA journey, he’s been consistently working on himself.

A consensus five-star recruit in his high school days, Makur’s potential & dedication, without a doubt, would make him a notable NBA figure in the coming days.

Stick through this article to know all about Makur Maker.

 Quick Facts

Full Name Makur Maker
Birth Date November 4, 2000
Birth Place Nairobi, Kenya
Nick Name Makur
Religion Not known
Nationality South Sudanese-Australian
Ethnicity African heritage
Education St. Andrews Catholic Primary School, Chaminade College Prep, Prolific Prep North, Orange Lutheran, Pacific Academy, Hillcrest Prep Academy, Howard University
Horoscope Scorpio
Father’s Name Not Known
Mother’s Name Not Known
Siblings Six Brothers & A Sister
Age 23 Years Old
Height 6’11/2.10 m/210 cm
Weight 235 lb./107 kg
Cousin Thon Maker, Matur Maker
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Jersey No 4
Build Athlete
Marital Status Single
Girlfriend Not Known
Profession Basketball player
Position Center
Net Worth $100K- $200K
Average Salary Around $40K
Current Team Capital City Go-Go (2022- now)
League NBA G League
Active Since 2020-Present
Social Media Twitter, Instagram
Last Update April 2024

Early Life & Family

Makur was born to South Sudanese parents on 4 November 2000 in Nairobi, Kenya.

His family moved to Perth, Australia, when he was one year old. There, he grew up with his six brothers & a sister.

Though further detail on his parents and siblings are under wraps.

Childhood Picture Of Makur Maker
Childhood Picture Of Makur Maker (Source: Instagram)

Before he pursued basketball as his passion, Maker tried out his hands in football as a striker & also in beach soccer. Even more, he enrolled in Quinns Football club with his elder brothers to play football.

Later, he would also play football at St. Andrews Catholic Primary School and Irene McCormack Catholic College.

But eventually, Makur was extracted into basketball because of his height.

Age & Height Of Makur Maker

As of 2024, Makur Maker is 23 years old. He is 2.10 m tall and weighs 235 lbs.

Maker has a wing span of 7 feet 1 inch (2.15 m) and a standing reach of 9 feet 4 inches (2.84 m).

Makur has a subtle personality and has remained considerate about fitness, and he hits the gym as much as possible.

High School Career

When he was fifteen, Maker moved to the United States and enrolled at Chaminade College Preparatory School to begin his freshman year in West Hills, Los Angeles.

The sole reason made kept him away from his whole family for many years.

Makur scored 9.5 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks per game for his freshman year at high school.

The following year, he switched to a college-preparatory school named The Tech Academy in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. His cousins, Thon and Matur Maker inspired him to The Techs.

Also, through his cousin’s help, he came under Ed Smith, the basketball coach, and was guided for life.

Makur accompanied his cousin Matur and played in the National Preparatory Association and The Grind Session. The Tech Academy got closed the following year, and he sat for home-schooling.

After recovering from the foot injury that kept him out of the 2017-18 season, he continued his high school journey with Orange Lutheran High School in Orange, California.

As a junior, he received All-Trinity League first team and earned All-County second-team honors in a paid daily newspaper, Orange Country Register.

Makur had a question mark on his eligibility as he missed out for a year and drained his eight semesters of eligibility. 

He again switched to another preparatory high school, Pacific Academy, in Irvine, California, where he planned to enter the NBA draft in 2020.

Makur joined Hillcrest Preparatory High School to finish the rest of his season.

Declaration Of The NBA Draft

Even though Makur had submitted all the paperwork to determine his eligibility for the 2020 NBA draft in October 2019.

Despite Makur being short of two credits of high school graduation, the NBA allowed his eligibility. However, in the end, he opted to play for the college rather than in the NBA league.

Makur Maker, An NBA G League Player
Makur Maker, An NBA G League Player (Source: NBL)

There was a different purpose to committing to HBCU as he wanted to bring positive societal changes despite being the highest-ranked player.

He wanted to set an example for black people, probably to get more active in HBCU programs.


As mentioned above in the article, he remained a consensus five-star recruit.

As per the significant recruiting agencies such as Rivals, 247 Sports, and ESPN, he was ranked one of the best centers in the 2020 recruiting class.

Makur received offers from high-level Universities like UCLA, Kentucky, and Memphis. But ended up choosing Howard.

He initiated two games for Howard. Eventually, Makur got benched out on November 20, 2020, as he faced a groin injury during a preseason practice.

National Team

He intended to represent Australia internationally once, and he indeed did so.

Makur made an input to represent Australia at the 2019 FIBA Under-19 Basketball World Cup but unfortunately, he didn’t make the final cut.

College Basketball Stat At Howard

20-21 Howard 2 2 23.5 11.5 6.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 3.5 .500 .000 .900
Career 2 2 23.5 11.5 6.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 3.5 .500 .000 .900

Personal Life

Coming to his aspects of life, many people who have seen him playing, evolving, and growing would surely like to know about his relationship status.

And we rogered that and ended up surveying all over the internet sites, but we could not get a hint on his relationship.

There are no rumors about his love affairs, hook-ups, or patch-ups. Well, the precise assumption says that Makur is single. He is not into the lovemaking phase of life.

All he thinks of is his game and career, aiming to become a proficient NBA figure.

Besides his friends and family, Makur is close to his cousins Thon and Matur.

These three cousins have always undergone what their basketball and life coach Ed Smith said. They take Ed as a guardian.

A fast fact, Matur is an NBL player for Canterbury Rams, and Thon serves as a power forward for Fujian Sturgeons (CBA).


“The Long Game: Bigger Than Basketball” is a documentary featuring Makur Maker’s brief tenure at Howard.

It chronicled Maker’s experience during his stay at Howard and his attempts to realize his NBA dreams, which was released in 2022 as a five-part series on Apple TV+.

When Makur’s path to the NBA got derailed due to COVID, he enrolled at Howard University to send a powerful message.

Net Worth & Salary

He came into the limelight at the Pangos All-American Camp and Adidas Nations in the summer of 2017.

Makur is calculated to have a net worth between $100k to $200k as of 2024.

Not to mention, Makur was the #75 prospect in the ESPN top 100. These details about him showcased his eligibility for the NBA Draft but chose to withdraw from the draft.

Wizards signed Makur Maker to an Exhibit-10 contract on August 10, 2022- a non-guaranteed contract worth $1.01 million. However, he was waived after two months on October 12.

Then, on November 4, 2022, he joined the G-League affiliate Capital City Go-Go. The average annual salary in the G League is $40K, so Maker’s payroll could be in the same range.

With a growing potential for a call into the NBA- either by a two-way contract or a standard NBA deal, his earnings could go significantly higher. The average salary in the NBA is $1 million.

Social Media Presence

Here is a glad thing to hear about; Makur is active on Instagram and Twitter. However, he doesn’t seem to be fond of frequent postings.

Going through his social media, a proper analogy that can be extracted is, Makur is entirely devoted to sports. Most of his posts are related to basketball, court, and gym.

You can check out his social media handles & follow him.

  • Instagram: 139k followers
  • Twitter: 11.3k followers

Search Graph

Makur is a rising star and seeks opportunities as it comes his way.

Search illustration Of Makur Maker
Search Rate Illustration Of Makur Maker (Source: Google Trend)

The search rate of Makur Maker is highly fluctuating as illustrated in the graph.


Who is Makur Maker's coach?

Makur Maker is currently under the head coach, Mike Williams of NBA G League's Capital City Go-Go.

What position does Makur Maker play?

Makur Maker has a versatile style of gamplay & excells in positions:center, point guard, and shooting guard. Currently with the City Go-Go of the G League, he plays as a centre.

What rank is Makur Maker?

Makur Maker is ranked #75 in ESPN's NBA Draft rankings.

Is Makur Maker related to Thon Maker?

Makur Maker is the cousin of Thon Maker. Thon is a professional basketball player for the Fujian Sturgeons of the CBA.

Did Makur Maker make it to the 2021 NBA draft?

Makur Mayer withdrew from the 2021 NBA Draft.  After going undrafted in the 2022 NBA Draft, he joined the Chicago Bulls for the 2022 NBA Summer League.

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