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Luke Maye, Kenny Williams sign with Bucks, Spurs after NBA Draft

Kenny Williams Luke Maye vs Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech redshirt junior forward Kerry Blackshear, Jr., dives for the ball as UNC senior guard Kenny Williams (24) and UNC senior forward Luke Maye (32) give chase at the Smith Center on Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. The Tar Heels won 103-82.

One day after the 2019 NBA Draft, Luke Maye and Kenny Williams have found homes in the professional ranks.

After both went undrafted on Thursday, former North Carolina forward Luke Maye signed with the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday, while guard Kenny Williams signed with the San Antonio Spurs, according to a release from the athletic department. 

Both Tar Heels graduated in the spring after four years with the program, highlighted by a national championship win in 2017.

Maye finished his career in Chapel Hill with 1,392 points and 942 rebounds, 10th most in program history. A Huntersville, N.C., native, he posted 16.9 points and 10.1 rebounds per game in 2017-18 and 14.9 points and 10.5 rebounds as a senior. Maye also became the first Tar Heel to average a double-double in back-to-back seasons since 1976.

Williams totaled 915 points and 143 three-pointers in his UNC career, starting for the Tar Heels in the 2016-17 national championship season before suffering a season-ending injury in early February. He scored in double figures 49 times, including posting 20 and 18 points in a pair of home wins against Duke the last two seasons.

Maye and Williams will join fellow Tar Heels Coby White, Cameron Johnson and Nassir Little, all of whom were drafted in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday.


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