Luke Maye Biography
Luke Maye (Luke David Maye) is an American college basketball player for the North Carolina Tar Heels of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC).
Luke Maye Age
He was born on March 7, 1997 in Cary, North Carolina, United States. He is 21 years old as of 2018.
Luke Maye Height | How Tall is Luke Maye?
He stands at a height of 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) weighing 240 lb (109 kg).
Luke Maye Parents| Luke Maye Dad
Luke is the son of Mark Maye and Aimee Maye. His father Mark Maye played quarterback for the University of North Carolina football team from 1984 to 1987.
Luke Maye Brother
He has three younger brothers Drake Maye, Beau Maye, and Cole Maye who are all about 6’8″. His brother Cole Maye is a pitcher for the University of Florida.
Luke Maye Girlfriend
Maye is in a relationship with Tar Heel volleyball player Kendra Koetter. She is the daughter of Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Dirk Koetter.
Luke Maye Ethnicity
Luke Maye is an American.
Luke Maye High School
He played high school basketball at William A. Hough High School, where he made the AP All-State team twice. In high school, he also played baseball for four years.
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Luke Maye committed to the University of North Carolina without knowing if he would receive a scholarship. Before he enrolled, Maye was informed by head coach Roy Williams that he would be on full scholarship. He was seldom used as a freshman.
In his sophomore season, Maye recorded his first 10-point game coming off the bench against Davidson in December. Despite only having three 10-point games during the regular season, Maye had three more 10-point games during the NCAA Tournament.
In the Elite 8 game against Kentucky, he hit the game-winning jump shot with 0.3 seconds left in the game, shortly after Malik Monk hit a three to tie the game at 73 with 7.2 seconds left. Maye also had a career-high 17 points in this game.
For his performance in the South Regional, Maye was named to the South Regional all-tournament team and won the regional’s Most Outstanding Player award. North Carolina went on to beat Gonzaga and Oregon to win the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship. Maye finished the season averaging 5.5 points per game.
Maye had a breakout season as a junior in the 2017–18 season. In his first nine games, Maye averaged 20.8 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. This is the best start by a Tar Heel since Tyler Hansbrough’s senior year in 2008-09.
Maye ended up averaging 16.9 points per game and leading the team with 10.1 rebounds per game. On April 23, 2018, he declared for the NBA draft without hiring an agent. On May 24, he announced his intention to return to UNC for his senior season.
Coming into the season Luke Maye was nominated for many preseason awards including preseason ACC player of the year.
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MAYEDAY: Duke men’s basketball unable to stop Luke Maye without Williamson, falls to North Carolina
Cameron was buzzing at the opening tip. Barack Obama entered the building minutes before, and numerous hype videos had helped fire up the Crazies which had stood around for two hours waiting for the game to start.
However, less than 35 seconds later, the building went silent.
The projected No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft, the next LeBron James and instagram legend Zion Williamson broke through his shoe on a dribble, went down and clenched his knee in pain. Minutes later he was escorted to the locker room and the team announced he would not return.
Top-ranked Duke fell to No. 8 North Carolina 88-72 Wednesday evening at Cameron Indoor Stadium. Without Williamson, Duke could not slow down 6-foot-8 forward Luke Maye, who tormented the Blue Devils on the interior with 18 first half points and finished with team-highs of 30 points and 15 rebounds. The Tar Heels opened up a 13-point advantage with 6:02 remaining in the first half and it appeared as though Duke had no answer on either side of the court.
Fellow freshmen R.J. Barrett and Cam Reddish carried the load offensively from there, accruing 28 of the Blue Devils’ first half total of 32 and helping Duke cut the Tar Heel lead down to five, but the Blue Devils could not get closer. North Carolina capitalized on a silly turnover and a questionable 3-point attempt from Reddish to open up a 42-32 advantage at the break.
The Tar Heels (21-5, 11-2 in the ACC) stormed out of the break on an 15-3 run on perfect 7-for-7 shooting to open up a 22-point advantage with 16:46 remaining in the contest as Luke Maye capitalized on his mismatch with Barrett. Struggling from the perimeter, Cam Johnson found ways to beat Duke (23-3, 11-2) inside the arc, finishing with 26 points on 11-of-17 shooting.
Duke has played without Williamson before. Against Florida State Jan. 12, Reddish and Barrett carried the scoring load after the 285-pound freshman was poked in the eye in the closing seconds of the first half. The Blue Devils could not stop the Seminoles in the paint, but sharpshooting by Barrett and Reddish allowed Duke to stick around and put the team in position for Reddish’s buzzer-beater.
Barrett and Reddish led the team with 33 and 27 points, respectively, but the Blue Devils could not replicate that shooting performance. Both Duke and Tar Heels could not make a shot in the opening 20 minutes—the teams combined to make just 3-of-34 attempts beyond the arc and Duke would finish 8-for-39 from the perimeter.
Sloppiness was a theme throughout the contest for the Blue Devils which coughed up the ball 20 times. Even Tre Jones, who leads the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio, had an uncharacteristic outing with three turnovers to just five assists. Ball movement plagued Duke without Williamson as the team totaled a mere nine assists on 25 baskets. While the Tar Heels were able to adapt to their poor perimeter play with domination on the interior, the Blue Devils unsuccessfully tried to comeback with deep balls.
Duke cut the lead down to 16 with 13:40 to play after a pair of 3-point possessions from Barrett and Reddish. A triple by Reddish minutes later would cut the deficit to 14, and Barrett would answer a Tar Heel score with 10 minutes left to cut it to 13, but North Carolina would answer and stretch it back to 19 with 6:39 remaining.
The Blue Devils made another last-minute attempt at a comeback after Reddish drained a triple to cut the deficit back to 13 with 2:44 in the contest, but it would prove to be too little too late.
Duke will look to lick its wounds Saturday in a rematch against Syracuse, the other team to upset the Blue Devils at home this season.