The life of Luke Maye: 7 pm: hits game winning shot against Kentucky to send UNC to final four. 8am next day: Busi 101 class standing O pic.twitter.com/b1aeFGKqRE
— Jack Sewell (@JackSewell_) March 27, 2017
This is a dream tweet for the NCAA, but it's also pretty cool. Thirteen hours after hitting the game-winner to send North Carolina past Kentucky into the Final Four, sophomore Luke Maye was back at Chapel Hill for an 8:00 a.m. business class. Maye was a walk-on for North Carolina who averaged 5.5 points per game during the regular season and scored in double digits only three times, including once in a December 17 loss to these same Wildcats. With that final shot on Sunday, Maye finished the game with 17 points, beating his previous career high of 16 points by one, which he set in the previous game in the NCAA tournament against Butler.
That is to say, he is about as unlikely a hero as they come, and he was treated to a hero's welcome in Business 101 this morning:
In addition to a standing O from his classmates (and professor), Maye also earned Most Outstanding Player honors for the South Regional. And, perhaps most importantly, people are in love with his eyebrows. Not a bad weekend for a walk-on.