Sean May profile

<i>Inside Carolina</i> has learned that Tar Heel target Sean May will announce his decision on Monday morning.

Sean May
6-8, 255 pounds
Bloomington North (IN)

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10/29: All future coverage of Sean May has been moved to a committed profile - Sean May Profile

10/29: "Landing the big Indiana forward is a huge lift for Doherty and his young staff," Clint Jackson said. (Clint talks about the May developments)

10/28: Inside Carolina breaks the story that Sean May has committed to North Carolina - Sean May commits to Carolina.

10/24: IC's Recruiting Insider, Zeke Martins, reports that Sean May will announce his decision on Monday at 10:00 a.m.

10/15: "It's tough to say no to all of that, but I have to do what's best for me even though I'm very close to those guys," May said of his friendship with Wright and Strickland. "I'm also pretty close with (Rashad) McCants and (Raymond) Felton." (Sean May Interview)

May said that he is sure he'll decide by Nov. 4, the start of basketball season.

10/10: Indiana-based sources have informed IC that Sean May will attend IU's Midnight Madness on Friday night.

10/9: Shocking words from future Tar Heel Rashad McCants on his official visit with May -- "When he left, he told me ‘I'm going to commit to Carolina when I get home,'" McCants said of May. "He told me that Indiana just wasn't the place for him. And with Louisville, he didn't like the campus very much, but he liked Pitino." IC Exclusive: McCants' bold statements about Sean May.

10/7: For a full recap of his official visit, including two great photos, check out IC's Sean May Visit Report.

10/6: IC took a photo of May at The Pit on Friday -- Photo: Sean May on campus.

10/4: Sean May will be taking his official visit to UNC this weekend, joined by friend (and committed Tar Heel) Rashad McCants.

9/11: "I really didn't think it would be a school where I thought I might go," May told the Courier-Journal of Louisville, upon returning from his official visit there. "But my dad said, 'You need to give Louisville a chance. I'm telling you, you'll really like it.' On my way home I was talking to my mom and thought it's an option. Coach (Rick) Pitino said a lot of things to me that I thought about. Louisville is a really serious option." (link)

8/31: IC has learned that May will make his official visit to Chapel Hill on the weekend of Oct. 6. He will be joined by friend, and committed Tar Heel, Rashad McCants, who will be in town as well.

8/23: Clint Jackson gives an up-close take as May shows off his complete game ... Virtual Sean May.

8/17: May Visit Photos: Students post banner in The Pit (link), May and his father with Phil Ford and Co. (link).

8/17: May's unofficial visit to UNC went "extremely well," according to IC's Zeke Martins. He toured the campus with Doherty, his father and Tar Heel great Phil Ford. Carolina is very confident that May will make a return visit, this time official, in the next month or two.

8/16: Exclusive - Sean May Video!

8/16: May is on campus today for an unofficial visit. He has no plans to commit to any school during these unofficial visits and has said he'd like to take official visits over the next couple of months. If there is newsworthy info from the visit, we'll have it for you.

8/15: May will be making an unofficial visit to UNC tomorrow (Thursday). Stay tuned to IC for the latest ...

8/13: A quick progress report on May. He's at Louisville today, according to his brother Scott May, Jr., who will walk-on at Indiana this fall. May has enjoyed his visits thus far to Michigan, Notre Dame and Ohio State. He is travelling with his father, Scott May, Sr., and there will not be a commitment made during these unofficial visits. In fact, he plans to make a round of official visits this fall.

8/7: With Indiana as the leader, as they've been all along, May has begun taking visits to see if any school can overtake the Hoosiers. He heads off today to visit Notre Dame and Michigan, followed by Ohio State on Friday, Louisville on Monday and North Carolina on Thursday (Aug. 16). (link)

8/2: "He was everywhere – leading fast breaks, handling the ball in half court sets, rebounding, shooting three pointers, making low post moves, and even stealing the ball from opposing guards..." (AAU Nationals: Sean May)

8/2: "I am going to visit North Carolina, Indiana, Notre Dame, Ohio State, and Louisville," May told Mike Sullivan. "If I feel comfortable with a particular school then I will decide. But I will sign in the Fall." (link)

As IC reported earlier this week, May will visit UNC the week of Aug. 13.

7/31: IC takes a closer look at May: "Sean May scored 33 points yesterday against Shelden Williams and Athlete's First. Surprising? Not at all ..." (Sean May continues to impress)

7/30: Inside Carolina's Recruiting Insider Zeke Martins reports that May will visit Chapel Hill the week of Aug. 13. With Torin Francis visiting on the 13th, May is expected to choose a day later that week.

7/20: Dave Telep reports May will make unofficial visits in August to Louisville, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Duke and North Carolina (link).

7/14: From IC's Peach Jam Coverage -

Matt Doherty sat courtside as May netted 37 points Friday night against Randolph and the Raleigh Heat, scoring from inside and out beyond the arc (3-5 3pt.), and posted 14 rebounds and five assists.

May's got just about everything a college looks for in a big man -- and more: big, soft hands, deft low post moves, strong upper body, extraordinary quickness and footwork for 260 pounds, and exceptional passing skills. Dominating on the low blocks, he also has deep range on his jump shot, swishing mid-range and three-point shots. (Peach Jam: May vs. Randolph)

7/13: From IC's Peach Jam Coverage -

For a player his size, May displayed exceptional skills. On the blocks, he scored with solid post moves. From the perimeter, he dribbled by his defender and finished with his soft touch. He even stepped out and hit the perimeter jumper - including the three. And when the defense swarmed him, he made great looks to open teammates (four assists).

"I got a chance to talk to Coach Doherty on the phone last week," May said. "He had a lot of great things to say. The spot that's open at Carolina is the four, and that's where I want to come in and play." (Peach Jam: Sean May outduels Shelden Williams)

6/26: Here's a link to a real brief interview with May: Sean May talks about college.

6/20: Star Texas shooting guard Bracey Wright told Mike Sullivan that he expects May to commit to Indiana. "I think he is going to end up going there," Wright said. (link)

6/19: May was in Colorado Springs last weekend at the USA Festival. He averaged 7.4 points (43% FG) and 5.6 rebounds, playing with a shoulder injury.

"He's a workhorse inside. He battled for rebounds and was frequently fouled going up for inside shots. He's a couple inches shorter than other inside players, but uses his muscle to his advantage ..." (USA Festival Report)

Dave Telep's Evaluation - "It was a strange weekend to evaluate May. For starters, he was really banged up but decided to tough it out and play through a sore hamstring and shoulder. However, the bulk of his playing time came in the final two games where he gave his team a boost and proved that he is one of the best low post scorers in the class. He's also a very gifted passer. Considering the injuries and sporadic playing time, he was pretty good though he struggled from the line." (BCH link)

6/1: May told Mike Sullivan that he would like to set up an official visit to UNC in the fall. He gave Sullivan a nine-team list: Indiana, Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Duke, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Louisville and Kentucky. (link)

5/31: Dave Telep has an update on May today at his new site BlueChipHoops:

"I kind of feel like North Carolina and IU are what I'm really looking at right now," May said, listing offers from Notre Dame, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio State and Michigan State, while North Carolina, Kentucky, and Louisville round out the list.

Telep writes: "UNC, according to May, hasn't really offered but said the coaching staff relayed that it really wants him and would like him to make his way to campus for a visit."

5/28: spoke with May this weekend about the schools he is considering, and it appears the Tar Heels are making a concerted effort to recruit him.

"'I like Mike Davis and the [IU] program, but I'm definitely not a lock,' he said. May added that North Carolina -- along with IU -- is recruiting him the hardest. Future Tar Heel Rashad McCants plugged UNC on Saturday; May and Rashad were teammates at last summer's Nike camp, and he's planting bugs in May's ears about the attraction of Chapel Hill. In addition to the two traditional powers, May also mentioned Ohio State, Michigan State and Iowa. He emphasized that he won't narrow his list until the late summer."

5/27: May talks about the Hoosiers in an interview with InsideIndiana - "I've known Coach (Mike) Davis since I was in about the eighth grade. Me and his son (Mike Jr.) are really good friends. The Indiana program has great fans and great support. It's a great place to play ... I'm from Bloomington, so I've been to all of Indiana's home games since I was about ten. It's a great place to play, and it's a great environment."

5/27:'s Rob Harrington reports on May's play at the Memorial Classic -

"Sean exploded for 37 points on Saturday morning, demonstrating his improved mid-range jumpshot and ballhandling skills. More importantly, he has shed some of the baby fat that slowed him down last year. The lighter, more versatile Sean May is one tough customer. He still isn't an elite run and jump athlete, but his bulk, shooting touch and post footwork make him nearly impossible to stop once he gets on a roll."

4/25: New Louisville coach Rick Pitino's efforts have earned the Cardinals a spot on May's list, according to

4/14: We've confirmed that Coach Doherty was in Indiana last night scouting May.

4/9:'s Michael Kruse scouts May: "A hulking big body from Bloomington (IN) North -- even with his disproportionately skinny legs -- who knows how to use his strength and bulk. Incredibly soft hands (catches just about everything thrown near him) with a tremendous ability to finish. No neck a la Elton Brand -- which, of course, means no "wasted" height. Might be a tad slow-footed. But makes up for that shortcoming with phenomenal footwork and deceptive athleticism. Finishes at the rack with authoritative dunks."

4/9: May told that Indiana, North Carolina, Iowa, Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan State are the current leaders.

4/8: He has been named First-Team All State, after averaging 24.7 points and 13.3 rebounds.

3/9: May's junior season highs were 40 points on Jan. 9 and 22 rebounds on Jan. 20. His perhaps most impressive game was shooting 17-20 FG for 35 points in a late season loss.

"Sean May is so quick in the post with his turns that he beats the triple teams," Pike HS coach Alan Darner told The Indianapolis Star after May's big game.

3/1: scouting report - "The "Big Smooth" can play inside or out despite his bulk. Like his dad, he has a very pretty, high releasing jumper that he hits with consistency. Good footwork and moves in the post. Is learning to use his bulk and spin moves to score against taller players. Has slimmed much of his baby fat of a year ago down and is running the court well. Great hands under the basket. Terrific at converting a basket inside after being fouled. Biggest weakness might be his footwork on defense."

Intro: The bottom line is that Indiana is going to be very tough to beat. May's father was an All-American Hoosier and his older brother is expected to walk on at IU in the fall of 2001.

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