May in action for Paris-Levallois
|No. 4 – Paris-Levallois Basket|
|League||LNB Pro A|
April 4, 1984 |
|Listed height||6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)|
|Listed weight||266 lb (121 kg)|
|High school||Bloomington North
|College||North Carolina (2002–2005)|
|NBA Draft||2005 / Round: 1 / Pick: 13th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Bobcats|
|Pro playing career||2005–present|
|2012||Sutor Basket Montegranaro|
|Career highlights and awards|
Sean Gregory May (born April 4, 1984) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for Paris-Levallois Basket in France. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a three-time all-state selection at Bloomington High School North, and was at one time a teammate of current NBA player Jared Jeffries. May was named to the 2002 McDonald's High School All-American team. He played in the 2002 McDonald's game with Raymond Felton and Rashad McCants, who would later team with May to win an NCAA Championship.
When the heavily-recruited May chose to attend North Carolina, it was a major surprise to most basketball recruiting observers; it had been thought that he would stay in his hometown and play for the Indiana University Hoosiers. He had strong family connections to IU; his father Scott was a forward on the school's undefeated 1975–76 NCAA championship team and won the Naismith Award the same year, and his brother Scott Jr. played for the Indiana basketball team that made the NCAA title game in 2002.
At North Carolina, May made his mark as the starting center for the Tar Heels basketball team from 2003 to 2005. As a junior, he was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2005 NCAA tournament after leading North Carolina to its fourth national championship. The Tar Heels defeated the University of Illinois by a score of 75–70 to win the title, with May scoring 26 points on 10–11 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds. May and his father are one of three father-son duos to each win an NCAA basketball championship.[note 1]
In April 2005, May declared that he would forgo his senior year at UNC to enter the NBA Draft. He was selected 13th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats, becoming one of a record four Tar Heels to be lottery picks in the 2005 NBA Draft. He started his professional career strongly by being named MVP of the Rocky Mountain Revue summer league. An injury in December, however, cut his rookie season short.
On October 5, 2007, May announced that he had decided to have micro fracture surgery on his right knee, consequently missing the entire 2007–08 NBA season. The effects of the surgery affected him the following season (2008–09), as he experienced conditioning problems, tiredness and tendinitis.
On June 23, 2009, ESPN News reported that the Charlotte Bobcats declined to make a qualifying offer for the fourth year of his rookie contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.
On July 21, 2009, May signed a one-year contract for $884,881 with the Sacramento Kings contingent upon him passing his physical. On August 9, 2010, he signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Nets. However, he suffered a stress fracture to his left foot in preseason training and was released on September 7.
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- Tar Heels win first national title since 1993
- Landman, Brian (April 6, 2005). "May's dad keeps talk short, simple". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on May 8, 2012.
- Bobcats F Sean May will undergo micro fracture surgery on right knee, miss season, October 5, 2007
- Brown holding oft-injured May out until he's in better shape
- Jazz-Bobcats Preview, "Sean May was active Tuesday for the first time since the season opener after Brown criticized his conditioning following knee surgery"
- Paul's fifth-straight 20-10 game to start season not enough for Hornets "Sean May was inactive for the fourth straight game as he works on his conditioning. When asked if May is getting closer, Brown said 'a little bit.'"
- Bosh's double-double helps Raptors edge past Bobcats "Charlotte kept Sean May on the inactive list for a fifth straight game for what Brown had previously said were 'conditioning issues.'"
- Turkoglu scores 20 as Howard struggles in Magic win, "Brown said that May--who missed the 2007-08 season after having surgery on his right knee, and was held out of five straight games this season for "conditioning issues"--wasn't at the level he needs to be yet. "He's not ready to play like he's capable of playing," Brown said"
- Bobcats closing in on Juwan Howard to help frontcourt "Sean May has been starting at power forward despite coach Larry Brown's concerns about his conditioning following knee surgery last year."
- Okafor has 25 points, 13 rebounds in Cats' win over Thunder "Sean May was tired--again. Only this time, May had finally been effective for the Bobcats after months of slogging up the court in poor shape following knee surgery."
- Bobcats without Wallace vs. Heat "Sean May is expected to play against the Heat despite being slowed by tendinitis in his surgically repaired right knee."
- "Kings and Sean May May Agree to Contract in Principle". NBA.com. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- "Nets Sign Free-Agent Forward Sean May". NBA.com. 2010-08-09. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- "Nets Waive Sean May". NBA.com. 2010-09-07. Retrieved 2010-09-07.
- Fenerbahce Ulker brings in big man May www.fenerbahce.org
- KK ZAGREB signs center May
- Sutor Montegranaro tabs former NBA big man Sean May
- Sean May heading to Paris-Levallois
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Sean May at Basketball-Reference.com
- Profile at official UNC athletics site
- Profile at official Fenerbahçe site
- Euroleague profile