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UNC Men's Basketball Bio
 Sean May
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Sean May, the Most Outstanding Player of the 2005 NCAA Final Four and a former NBA first-round draft pick, is in his second year as a member of Roy Williams’ staff as Director of Player Personnel.

May played at Carolina from 2002-05 and is one of seven Tar Heels to average a double-double for his career. The Bloomington, Ind., native averaged 15.8 points and 10.0 rebounds over his three collegiate seasons. He joins Bob McAdoo, Rusty Clark, Billy Cunningham, Doug Moe, Pete Brennan and Lennie Rosenbluth as the only Tar Heels to average double figures in both career scoring and rebounding. May is the only Tar Heel to accomplish that since McAdoo in 1972.

May scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the 2005 national championship game victory over Illinois, a game played on his 21st birthday. He was Sports Illustrated’s National Player of the Year as a junior and also was the ACC’s Top Male Athlete and a first-team All-America.

He posted eight consecutive double-doubles in 2005, including 26 points and 24 rebounds against Duke in his last home game, a 75-73 win that clinched the ACC regular-season title. The 24 rebounds are the most by any player in a game in Smith Center history. 

May broke Antawn Jamison’s single-season UNC rebounding record in 2005 with 397. He led UNC in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocks in 2005.

May entered the NBA Draft after his junior season and earned his degree in 2009. Due to injuries, he was limited to 119 games over four NBA seasons. He averaged a career-high 11.9 rebounds and 6.7 assists for Charlotte in 2007. He also played for Sacramento in 2010. Over the next five seasons May played professionally in Turkey, Croatia, Italy and France.

May is one of four father-son combinations to win NCAA titles. His dad, Scott, was the 1976 National Player of the Year and led Indiana to a perfect season and NCAA title.

He and his wife, Grace, have two daughters – Layla and Lilianna.

 

Position: Director of Player Personnel/Assistant to the Head Coach
Hometown: Bloomington, Ind.
High School: Bloomington North
Graduating Year: 2008
Experience: 2 Years
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