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Makur Maker looking for adversity with new CIBA basketball team as NBA ponders eligibility

CHANDLER, Ariz. — On Saturday night in a Phoenix suburb, the brand new basketball team Center of International Basketball Academy at Pacific Academy (Irvine, California) was humbled AZ Compass Prep (Chandler, Arizona).
Makur Maker had a game-high 29 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough to stop the barrage of AZ Compass Prep 3-pointers and aggressive defense. CIBA fell 102-66.
Nevertheless, this is the type of challenge he and his guardian, CIBA coach Ed Smith, foresaw when they decided to go to the school with a brand-new basketball program