UNCs Luke Maye receives standing ovation at 8 a.m. class after buzzer-beating shot

Tar Heels hero arrives back in Chapel Hill in time for business class just days before leaving for Phoenix for Final Four

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North Carolina Tar Heels forward Luke Maye (32) reacts with Tar Heels forward Theo Pinson (1) after making a basket with .3 seconds left against the Kentucky Wildcats in the second half during the finals of the South Regional of the 2017 NCAA Tournament at FedExForum.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — On Sunday night, Luke Maye sank one of the most clutch shots in North Carolina history to defeat Kentucky in the Elite Eight. On Monday morning, the celebration continued.When Maye arrived to his Business 101 class at 8 a.m. — some 12 hours after his buzzer-beating shot — he received a standing ovation from every student in the [email protected] yes I do pic.twitter.com/qpHIM0xJM6— Jack Sewell (@JackSewell_) March 27, 2017
Yeah, he might have shown up three minutes late, but who cares? Most college students would probably still be partying after clinching a Final Four berth.A former walk-on, nothing has come easy for Maye in his time in Chapel Hill. While several players like Justin Jackson and Isaiah Hicks might have NBA futures, Maye’s likely path will come from earning a education that his scholarship with the Tar Heels can provide.”I’m the guy that wanted him to come as a walk-on, so how dumb am I?” UNC coach Roy Williams said. “He (made) some big-time plays today, big-time plays two days ago.”Maye is a Business Administration major and a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll. That earns you a spot at the front of the class for an 8 a.m. class, regardless of what time you show up.But after winning the Most Outstanding Player of the South Regional over some of the biggest stars in the country on UNC and Kentucky, the future for Maye as a player looks bright.