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Maker’s mark: 2024 four-star center Khaman Maker commits to St. John’s

Rick Pitino lands his second four-star commit in the past week

Khaman Maker looks on during the Pangos All-American Camp on June 6, 2022 at the Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, NV. Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The big red recruiting machine keeps rolling. Less than one week after top-70 recruit Jaiden Glover pledged to play in Queens, four-star center Khaman Maker has committed to St. John’s today, according to multiple sources. The center chose to play for the Red Storm over schools like Missouri, Arizona State, UNLV, and BYU.

The South Sudanese seven-footer has shot up recruiting rankings these past few months, landing inside the top 150 of 247Sports’s composite rankings for the 2024 class back in June. It is important to note that Khaman Maker has no relation to former NBA player Thon Maker or former five-star recruit Makur Maker.

Officially listed at 7-foot-1 by recruiting databases, Maker plays as a shot-swatting, paint-roaming big man who always presents a threat to make an alley-oop dunk. He has displayed an ability to make mid-range jumpers, so it will be interesting to see how Rick Pitino develops Maker’s offensive skillset beyond the paint.

After Maker’s commitment, St. John’s currently has eleven scholarship players for the 2024-25 season. Joining him in the 2024 class is the aforementioned Jaiden Glover and Greek international Lefteris Liotopoulos.