Makur Maker is on his way back to the Washington, DC area.
On Wednesday, The Athletic’s Josh Robbins reported that the Wizards have signed Maker to an Exhibit 10 deal “which paves the way for him to become a member of the Wizards’ G-League team, Capital City Go-Go.” .
former@SydneyKingsMakur Maker relies on it@NBLChampionship ring b4 signs his first#NBAcontract m@WashWizards! Congratulations to the former@hillcrest_prep @DreamVisionBall&@HUMensBBAlum. My home team has a workhorse! pic.twitter.com/ZNqqJFVAI6
– Edward. Smith (@CoachESmith07) August 10, 2022
No stranger to the nation’s capital, Maker plays college basketball at Howard University.
Maker made headlines when he chose Howard and became the highest-ranking candidate — a five-star recruit — to ever join a Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) school. However, after just two games, Maker was forced to miss the rest of the season after sustaining a groin injury.
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From there, Maker brought his talents back to Australia, where he joined the Sydney Kings as part of the NBL’s Next Stars program. The 21-year-old made the most of his opportunity in the NBL, helping lead the Kings to a championship last season.
– The NBL (@NBL) May 6, 2022
Maker averaged 7.8 points and 6.0 rebounds in 16 games and shot 42.9 percent from the field and 36.1 percent from 3.
He will now be given the opportunity to face off against the Wizards in training camp before likely moving to their G League partners, the Go-Gos, for next season.
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What is an Annex 10 contract?
A Schedule 10 contract is a one-year minimum salary NBA contract.
It gives a player the opportunity to compete for a roster spot at training camp ahead of the upcoming season – usually a two-way deal.
Should the team elect not to convert a player’s Exhibit 10 deal into a two-way deal, the team will control the player’s G-League rights.
If the player spends at least 60 days with the G League affiliate, they will earn $50,000 along with their salary from games played with the G League roster.