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Chapel Fowler


Three UNC students on what it's like to compete against star athletes before college

High school mixtapes are popular for a reason. As fun as it is to watch two dominant athletes go head to head, it’s just as entertaining — if not more —to watch future stars wreak havoc against, well, lesser competition in their conferences and states. But what about those on the other end of the equation? The Daily Tar Heel spoke with three current UNC students who competed against elite athletes at the preps level to find out.

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Luke and Cole Maye

Luke Maye wraps his younger brother, Cole, in a headlock. Cole, who plays baseball at the University of Florida, insisted they switch roles in the next shot to keep things equal.

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