North Carolina men’s basketball forward Luke Maye will enter the 2018 NBA Draft process and will test the waters without hiring an agent, according to a release from the team on Monday.
“This is a great opportunity for Luke,” UNC head coach Roy Williams said. “This is what the system is designed to do, which is provide players with an opportunity to work out with NBA teams and get feedback from those teams. Our staff will support Luke and will do whatever we can to help him throughout this process.”
In his sophomore season, Maye averaged 14.1 minutes per game and made one start. Perhaps his biggest contribution was a game-winning basket against Kentucky in the Elite Eight. In addition to hitting that basket, Maye averaged 12.5 points over four games in the South Region and was named Most Outstanding Player of the region.
Read some of our coverage of Luke Maye's ascent through the men's basketball team, including his iconic Elite Eight shot in the 2017 NCAA Tournament, his adjustment to fame from July and his junior season leadership from February.
Last season, Maye averaged 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game. He earned All-ACC first team honors and third-team AP All-America honors in 2018, dramatically improving his scoring average by 11.4 points per game from his sophomore season. He was also named the ACC’s Most Improved Player for the 2017-2018 season.