This comes as no real surprise: Luke Maye plans to return to North Carolina for his senior season in 2018-19. After testing the draft waters — a nothing-to-lose opportunity — Maye announced on Instagram that he plans to return for his fourth and final season in Chapel Hill.
I have had a great experience learning from the NBA process and growing as a basketball player during the past couple weeks. I would like to thank my family, friends, coaches and teammates for all of their support. Through this process, I have decided that I am going to comeback to school to improve as a player and finish my college career. I am looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that I will face and there is no better group to do it with than my teammates and the Carolina family! Time to finish the right way with two of the best players and leaders that I know! Let’s finish our legacy the right way!#RoadtoMinneapolis
Back on April 23, Maye announced that he would enter the NBA Draft process, but would not hire an agent. It was a move that made a lot of sense; Maye didn’t receive an invitation to the 2018 combine; however, he was able to workout with teams, like the Atlanta Hawks.
Luke Maye’s Return
Veteran wing Cameron Johnson also returns for UNC; so, too, does senior shooter Kenny Williams. That veteran nucleus — plus the addition of an excellent rookie class — sets the Tar Heels up for a potentially big 2018-19 season.