Tar Heels’ Luke Maye To Withdraw from NBA Draft, Play Senior Season

North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye announced on Thursday that he will withdraw his name from the NBA draft and return to North Carolina to play his senior season.

“I have had a great experience learning from the NBA process and growing as a basketball player during the past couple weeks,” Maye said in a post on Instagram. “I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for all of their support. Through this process, I have decided that I am going to comeback to school to improve as a player and finish my college career.

“I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that I will face and there is no better group to do it with than my teammates and the Carolina family! Time to finish the right way with two of the best players and leaders that I know! Let’s finish our legacy the right way! #Road to Minneapolis”

Maye had a strong junior season for the Tar Heels, putting in 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds this season, up dramatically from his numbers as a sophmore, in which he averaged 5.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game.

 

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