UNC Basketball: Luke Maye works out with Atlanta Hawks

Luke Maye continues his pre-draft process by working out for Atlanta

University of North Carolina forward Luke Maye decided to enter the NBA draft process, putting his name into the pool.

Maye decided it was best to at least test the waters for June’s draft and receive some evaluations from NBA teams. It can’t hurt anything as the junior is expected to return to UNC for his senior season.

Part of that draft process is working out for NBA teams and getting a feel of where he could be drafted if he decides to forgo his senior year. With the NBA Draft just over a month away, Maye has begun that process and took a visit to the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.

He was in Atlanta as one of the players to work out for the Hawks. They posted this video via Twitter as Maye talked about what he wants to do to get to the next level:

Maye burst onto the scene when he hit the game-winner against Kentucky to send the Tar Heels to the Final Four. Maye became a household name across the country after hitting the big shot.

A year later Maye really broke out in his junior season.

In his first year starting, Maye showed a big improvement in his game as he averaged 16.9 points, 10.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. He finished with 17 double-doubles in 37 games, finishing tied for 15th in the nation.

If Maye does return for his senior year, he will be one of the leaders for a Tar Heels team that is welcoming in a very talented freshman class. Cam Johnson and Kenny Williams will also return as seniors, with post players Sterling Manley, Garrison Brooks and Brandon Huffman also returning in the paint.

Maye has a few more workouts lined up in the coming week or so. Make sure to check back with Keeping It Heel for more coverage on Maye and other UNC draft hopefuls.