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How Luke Maye has convinced the college basketball world that he belongs

Perhaps it’s easiest to package and deliver his story to the dumbfounded majority of college basketball fans in the phrase he wore verbatim on a black, Powerade-sponsored shirt after a career night against Boston College: "Just a Kid From Huntersville." To many, he's seen as someone who is making the most of the fortunate circumstances he was handed.  But the reality is, he’s never really questioned his worth — even when it seems like the rest of the world has.