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Hough grad Luke Maye scores crucial points in UNC game

March 25. Luke Maye, a star high school basketball player at Hough High, made a crucial jump shot as time expired Sunday evening, leading UNC into the NCAA final four with a 75-73 victory over the University of Kentucky.

Maye, who is a sophomore at UNC, had never scored more than 13 points in a college basketball game but he is having a memorable tournament with┬áthe Tar Heels, who now go on to play Oregon Saturday in Phoenix. The 6’8″ Maye scored 17 points Sunday, but none more important than the two-point shot which took UNC into the Final Four.

Maye also had a memorable career at Hough. He was a two-time member of the Associated Press All-State team, scoring 1,923 career points. Maye played for coaches Jason Grube and Justin Batts at Hough. He was also a member of the National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Math Honor Society. Maye and his parents Mark and Aimee live in Huntersville.