First-year Jack Sewell got a glimpse at fame when he tweeted a video of Luke Maye getting a standing ovation in BUSI 101 Monday morning. Since then, Sewell has been approached by sites such as Sports Illustrated asking to use the video.
Staff writer Krupa Kaneria talked with Sewell about how it’s affected his Twitter presence.
Daily Tar Heel: So what happened in your BUSI 101 class?
Jack Sewell: Usually, class starts about five or 10 minutes after 8 because it’s really, really early. I got in there around 8 o’clock, so right on time. Right as I sit down, Luke Maye comes in and everyone starts standing up — big standing ovation. Professor C.J. Skender says “Everyone, get up.” It was a pretty cool moment.
DTH: What compelled you to take the video?
JS: I tweeted the video, but the video is actually not mine. It is Griffin Groh’s. I originally had a post before just saying “The life of Luke Maye: 7 p.m.: hits game-winning shot against Kentucky to send UNC to Final Four. 8 a.m. next day: BUSI 101 class standing O,” and just a picture of the two situations. Then, someone from a local news station asked me if I had a video. I needed a video, so I asked my friend Griffin if he had one, and he did. He doesn’t have a Twitter, so I would have @‘ed him in the tweet, but I didn’t. I just put it out there, and it got really big out of nowhere.
The life of Luke Maye: 7 pm: hits game winning shot against Kentucky to send UNC to final four. 8am next day: Busi 101 class standing O pic.twitter.com/b1aeFGKqRE— Jack Sewell (@JackSewell_) March 27, 2017