Sean May continues to impress

<p>Sean May scored 33 points yesterday against Shelden Williams and Athlete's First.</p> <p>Surprising? Not at all.</p>

We became believers about two weeks ago at the Peach Jam, when May combined for 60 points, 23 boards and nine assists in two games against Williams and Shavlik Randolph.

Few at the high school level have as much potential as May for college greatness. At 6-8, 260 pounds, he's a handful in the paint with a strong upper body, a nose for the ball and a soft touch around the hoop.

But what separates him from the rest of the field is that he's got perimeter skills as well: handling the ball with ease in the open floor, burning defenders off the dribble or pulling up for a deep jumper -- with range out beyond the three-point line.

Comparisons? Think Elton Brand at Duke, but with more advanced dribbling and shooting abilities.

May will be the first to tell you he's not in top shape at this point, and it can show in an occasional sluggish performance during a long tournament. With some conditioning, he could be simply unstoppable.

Carolina head coach Matt Doherty recognized May's talents months ago and is making a strong push for the Indiana product. As IC reported yesterday, May will be making a visit to the Chapel Hill campus during the week of Aug. 13 (with a specific date yet to be decided).

Doherty has his work cut out for him, though, as many analysts are sure May will choose Indiana. The hometown pull will be very difficult to overcome -- May's father was an All-American at IU and his brother will walk-on the team in Bloomington.

But if Tar Heel fans have learned one thing from watching the UNC staff on the recruiting trail the past year it is: never count out Doherty.


Stay tuned to IC for the latest on Sean May ... and to read more on May, check out IC's Sean May Profile


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