We spoke this morning with Inside Carolina's Recruiting Analyst, Clint Jackson, for this thoughts on the news of Sean May's commitment.
"With Sean May onboard, the Tar Heels will have secured 1/4 of the top 12 players in the nation," Jackson said. "They secure the top point guard in the nation with Raymond Felton, one of the top wing players in Rashad McCants and one of the best trio of interior scorers/rebounders with Sean May. If you take Duke and Maryland's three best recruits -- UNC definitely holds par with them, if not more."
What can Tar Heel fans expect to see when they watch Sean May? What does he bring to the game?
"Sean May is an immediate impact player," Jackson said. "He is able to hold post position and has very fluid post moves with his back to the basket. He's the type of freshman that can step right in at the power forward position and contribute with big point totals and rebounds. He has a college ready body at 260 powerful pounds and he really knows how to utilize it to stymie defenders on the blocks. He can also step out and shoot the ball out to three-point-range. He has a tremendous amount of court savvy and feel for the game and rarely commits costly turnovers."
In light of losing a few post players over the past year because of home or family connections, May's commitment to Carolina will pay great dividends to the Heels on and off the court, Jackson said.
"May going to UNC is also a big get for Doherty because, against all odds, he won him over Indiana. With the increasing difficulty of winning players over against a home team, it provides the young UNC staff with a successful experience that will build more confidence for the future battles.
"Landing the big Indiana forward is a huge lift for Doherty and his young staff. It relieves a lot of pressure from the fan base and alumni who were starting to show worry whether the second year Tar Heel coach could secure the commitment of a blue chip big man."