Maye Headed To UNC

Roy Williams's first commitment in the 2015 class is Luke Maye, the 6-7 senior forward at Cornelius (N.C.) Hough confirmed to Inside Carolina on Tuesday morning.

The other finalists were local: Clemson and Davidson. He received prior offers from Virginia, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame and Gonzaga, which were no longer under consideration.

Williams first began seriously recruiting Maye after getting word that Maye and Hough bested Kennedy Meeks's team in the 2013 NCHSAA state playoffs - and Williams made the trip to watch him the following week. Maye took a couple of unofficial visits to Chapel Hill, including this past June when he played pickup with this year’s Tar Heels, before making his official visit for "Late Night with Roy" last month.

His father, Mark, was a quarterback on the UNC Football team in the '80s.



Maye previously said he planned to sign on Wednesday. He's expected to be on scholarship for at least part of his college career, but whether he begins as a preferred walk-on has yet to be determined. In an interview last month his father said, with regards to UNC's scholarship offer status: “Coach Williams said, ‘We want him as part of our class of 2015. We want him at Carolina.'"

Maye averaged 19 points and 15 rebounds his junior season at Hough. He averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds over two summers on the prestigious Nike EYBL circuit.

Scout.com analyst Rob Harrington has watched Maye extensively over the past two years: "His measurables don't pass muster for some high-major programs, but he's far more gifted that that would indicate," Harrington says. "He boasts quick, excellent hands to snatch rebounds, makes some of the best outlet passes in all of high school basketball, is a polished interior passer, has pretty good reflexes, and generally owns admirable skill. Maye could undo his most ardent critics by knocking down threes consistently, situating himself into a stretch forward role."



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