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Sean May
Sacramento Kings  – No. 42
Power Forward
Born April 4, 1984 (1984-04-04) (age 25)
Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Listed weight 266 lb (121 kg)
League NBA
High school Bloomington High School North
Bloomington, Indiana
College North Carolina
Draft 1st round, (13th overall), 2005
Charlotte Bobcats
Pro career 2005–present
Former teams Charlotte Bobcats (2005-09)
Profile Info Page

Sean Gregory May (born April 4, 1984) is an American professional basketball player. A 6' 9" power forward, he is currently a member of the Sacramento Kings.

May 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.


College career

When the heavily-recruited May chose to attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, it was a major surprise to most basketball recruiting observers; it had been thought that he would stay in his hometown and attend Indiana. He had strong family connections to IU; his father Scott was a forward on the school's undefeated 1976 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament championship team and won the Naismith Award the same year, and his brother Scott Jr. played for the IU 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 24 points on 10-11 shooting and grabbing 10 rebounds.[1]

Professional career

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 and would likely miss the entire 2007-08 NBA season,[2] which is what occurred.[3] The effects of the surgery affected him the following season (2008-09), as he experienced conditioning problems,[4][5][6][7][8] tiredness,[9] and tendinitis.[10] On December 30, 2008, May was deemed physically unfit to play, making Bobcats coach Larry Brown place him on the inactive list for the foreseeable future.[3] On June 23, 2009, ESPN News reported that the Charlotte Bobcats declined to make a qualifying offer for the 4th year of his rookie contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.

On July 21, 2009, Sean May signed a one year, minimum NBA contract for $884,881 with the Sacramento Kings contingent upon passing his physical. [11]

NBA career statistics

  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season

2005–06 Charlotte 23 1 17.3 .409 .000 .766 4.7 1.0 .7 .5 8.2
2006–07 Charlotte 35 8 23.9 .500 .667 .768 6.7 1.9 .5 .7 11.9
2008–09 Charlotte 24 12 12.5 .398 1.000 .700 2.9 .4 .2 .2 3.9
Career 82 21 18.7 .457 .333 .760 5.0 1.2 .5 .4 8.5


  1. ^ Tar Heels win first national title since 1993
  2. ^ Bobcats F Sean May will undergo micro fracture surgery on right knee, miss season, October 5, 2007
  3. ^ a b Brown holding oft-injured May out until he's in better shape
  4. ^ Jazz-Bobcats Preview, "Sean May was active Tuesday for the first time since the season opener after Brown criticized his conditioning following knee surgery"
  5. ^ 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.""
  6. ^ 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.""
  7. ^ 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"
  8. ^ 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."
  9. ^ 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"
  10. ^ 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"
  11. ^ Kings sign May "Kings sign Sean May to one-year, minimum deal"

External links

Preceded by
Chris Thomas
Indiana Mr. Basketball award
Succeeded by
Justin Cage
Preceded by
Emeka Okafor
NCAA Basketball Tournament
Most Outstanding Player

Succeeded by
Joakim Noah


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