Maye Visits UVa

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Hough (N.C.) rising senior Luke Maye arrived in Charlottesville on Monday, one day before he was scheduled to check in at the NBPA Top 100 Camp, in order to unofficially visit the University of Virginia. The 6’8”, 230-pound power forward reflected on Monday’s experience, which included conversations with UVa head coach Tony Bennett and assistant Ritchie McKay, who is Maye’s primary recruiter.

Maye at the Nike EYBL in Hampton in 2014.  He is currently participating in the NBPA Top 100.
Maye at the Nike EYBL in Hampton in 2014. He is currently participating in the NBPA Top 100.

“They were really nice,” Maye said of McKay and Bennett. “They just said they were gonna see me some in July and said they really want me up here. It’s a cool place.”

Of Bennett, Maye added: “I talked to him the phone a couple times, but it’s the first time I got the chance to talk to him in person. Really cool guy. Down to earth, and he really just told me the things I wanted to hear from a coach.”

Maye called UVa “a good school. Good academics as well. I pride myself in being a good student. I also want to go to a school with great basketball history and they got a lot of it here, which is really cool.”

Virginia has not yet offered a scholarship to Maye, who has received offers from Clemson, Davidson, Notre Dame and more. At this point, the Tar Heel state standout plans to wait a few months before making his college choice.

“I’m still open and I feel like probably late August/early September I’ll probably end up having to make my decision, but I’m still pretty open in my decision making,” said Maye, whose parents both attended UNC. They made the trip up to Charlottesville on Monday as well.

Through four games at the NBPA Top 100, Maye is averaging a solid 9.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. He is averaging 24.5 minutes per game for the Spurs, who are undefeated at 4-0.

“Great, great experience. Love playing against this type of competition. Just hoping to get better and learn from the coaches here,” Maye said earlier in the week of his NBPA Top 100 experience.

EDGE Outlook

I think Maye enjoyed his visit and