Remember Sean May? 2002 McDonald’s High School All-American? Starting center on a North Carolina team that won the NCAA National Championship in 2005–a tournament in which he was named the Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four? The 13th overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Bobcats? Oft-injured and underwhelming NBA player who has been playing overseas for the last few years?
Well he may be making a return to the NBA–at least he’s trying to do so. It’s strange now to think back on a time in which Sean May was one of the best basketball players in the country, but indeed he was. Unfortunately, his body didn’t really want to cooperate, and he had to undergo micro fracture surgery on his knee that derailed his career. At one point he was declared medically ineligible to even play.
But after a few years in Turkey and Montenegro and various other places, May is making a return stateside to attend mini-camps with the San Antonio Spurs and Golden State Warriors later this month.
Former Tar Heel Sean May will attend mini-camps with the Spurs and Warriors this month, we’re told.
— HoopsHype (@hoopshype) June 9, 2014
Now 30 years old, it would be hard to see May making a big impact at the NBA level, but there’s always the chance that he could sneak onto a team–he certainly has the talent. And if there’s anyone that could turn an aging Sean May into a certifiable NBA basketball player, it’s Gregg Popovich and the San Antonio Spurs.