Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Maker Commits to Franklin Pierce
Monytung Maker (Manchester, NH), a 6-foot-7 wing forward has committed to Franklin Pierce University. Maker chose FPU over Post University and Kentucky State University, who also offered him a scholarship. Franklin Pierce is located in Rindge, NH, and competes in the Northeast-10, which is regarded as the most competitive Division II league in the country.
"Having the chance to play in the NE-10 and being able to come back my city to play other NE-10 schools in front of my family means a lot to me" Maker told the NH Notebook. "I also felt real comfortable with the coaching staff over at Franklin Pierce and I like the teams style of play - it fits my game perfect and that's 'Run n' Gun'."
In the NE-10, Maker will play against SNHU and Saint Anselm's, both located in his hometown of Manchester.
Maker has taken his game to new heights over the past couple of years while playing for the Rivals Basketball Club on the AAU circuit. Maker's game is relentless - he plays his tail off, attacks the rim as hard as anybody around, can score the basketball in a variety of ways and plays with a high octane motor and all-around skill set that few players in the region can match.
"My game has developed tremendously" said Maker, who transferred from Manchester West to Bradford Christian School following his junior year. "My 3 point shot has improved, and so has my dribbling. I can really make plays for others. At the height of 6'7" and being really skilled I'm looking forward to making an impact during my freshman year at FPU."
One of the best players to come out of NH, let alone Manchester in the past few years. His hard work has paid off. Franklin Pierce is getting a good one.
"When you came from nothing, all you know is to work hard" Maker concluded.