May To Pick UNC (Story Updated)

The recruiting world will know the fate of Bloomington senior Sean May sometime on Monday. May isn't planning a public announcement, but he's likely to release a statement about his decision.

Update (late Sunday night): Our sources have confirmed that North Carolina has received the call it had been looking for from Sean May. While a release is expected to come from May on Monday, the word now is that it's a done deal and May will be heading south to UNC to play his college basketball.

May's Decision Comes Monday A.M.

Right now, Sean May is the hottest name in the recruiting business. The Bloomington native and son of former Hoosier Scott May will make a commitment known to the public on Monday.

"He's supposed to make an announcement tomorrow," May's mother said Sunday night. "He'll probably release a statement at some point. He's going to make a verbal commitment tomorrow, but he's not going to have press conference."

May himself confirmed that Louisville, North Carolina and Indiana were the final three choices despite and 11th hour unofficial visit to Texas Tech with his father this weekend.

"We just went down there out of respect to coach [Knight]," May said. "My dad felt that I owed it to him to go down there and take a look." May said the visit impacted him little. "I basically knew [where I wanted to go] before I went down there."

May said that he might wind up calling schools Sunday night or could wait until the morning. However, he said that he would likely release a statement on Monday morning.

It's certainly a little out of the ordinary that May isn't having a press conference. The last local player – Jared Jeffries – who announced for the Hoosiers, had a big presser.

As of late Sunday night, the consensus amongst our sources was that May was going to commit to North Carolina on Monday. Bracey Wright, according to Sean, is aware of the decision. Wright, no matter what the outcome, will be a Hoosier, according to our sources.

The pulse of those with inside knowledge of the May situation almost unanimously agree that May will select the Tar Heels. Right now, we'd have to lean that way based on the knowledge this site has gained in regards to the situation.

But, this has been one of the strangest recruitments of the year when you factor into account a number of things like the family's relationship with Bob Knight, Sean's relationship with Wright and the difficulty for a hometown hero to say no to his local school, especially when that school is Indiana.

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