UNC Basketball: Luke Maye has number retired at High School

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Luke Maye
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 07: Luke Maye /

Luke Maye was honored by his high school on Tuesday night as they retired his jersey during a special ceremony

North Carolina forward Luke Maye is in the middle of his senior season with the Tar Heels as he looks to reach the Final Four for the third time in his career. UNC is currently 5-1 in Atlantic Coast Conference play and will be ranked in the Top 10 when the new Associated Press Top 25 poll is released next week.

Maye first introduced himself to the national audience by hitting the game-winning shot against Kentucky in the 2017 Elite 8 to send the Tar Heels to the Final Four where they would eventually beat Oregon and Gonzaga on their way to another national championship.

In that following season, Maye had his big breakout year as a junior after he was inserted into the starting lineup for the first time in his career.

Maye averaged a double-double for the Tar Heels and was named to the All-ACC First Team.

So far this season, Maye is on pace to average another double-double and has played well overall for the Tar Heels. He’s been able to play the four with Garrison Brooks starting at the five and his ability to beat teams from the perimeter has helped his game as well as UNC’s offense.

Coming off a big home win over No.10 Virginia Tech, Maye and the Tar Heels have a week off before their next game. So with that, there’s some time to relax bit and enjoy the week ahead.

For Maye, the week off started with a big celebration back at his old high school.

Maye was honored at William Amos Hough in Huntersville, North Carolina with a special jersey retirement ceremony on Tuesday night. The high school honored him by giving him two framed jerseys during the ceremony:

Maye was just a three-star recruit out of William Amos Hough and was considered the 155th-best prospect in the nation. He earned his way to a scholarship from UNC and the rest is history.

With a few more months left in his senior year, Maye has the chance to add to his already historic legacy with the Tar Heels.

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