CHARLOTTE, N.C. - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Luke Maye, of Huntersville, received the ACC’s Skip Prosser Award ahead of a tournament game Thursday night at the Spectrum Center in uptown.
It is the second consecutive year he received the award.
Maye's parents were at Thursday night's game.
“He’s changed so much in a lot of ways,” his father, Mark Maye, said. “He’s become a man, not only with his facial, having the beard and all that, but he’s really grown up, up there.”
The Skip Prosser Award is presented annually to the top scholar-athlete in ACC men’s basketball.
A student-athlete must be an upperclassman with a GPA of 3.0 or better – both in his career and in the previous two semesters.
Sixty percent of the award is based on academic achievement and 40 percent on athletic accomplishments.
Maye, a senior, is a business administration major.
UNC coach Roy Williams said Maye, who graduated from Hough High School, is a standout on the court and in the classroom.
“Luke has gotten as much out of his college experience as any student could hope to achieve,” Williams said earlier this month. “Luke will be remembered as long as they play basketball here for his shot to beat Kentucky (in the 2017 NCAA South Regional finals), but he’s left an even greater legacy in the classroom and as a young man with high character and values,” Williams added.
Maye headlines the 2018-19 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team.
“I was just proud of him, that when he got opportunities to play, you just go out and handle your business,” Luke Maye’s mother, Aimee Maye, said. “You don’t worry about the fact that, ‘I may be coming out in two minutes.’ And that’s, just kind of always, been the way Luke’s attacked.”
Maye played his last home game in Chapel Hill Saturday night.
“It was tough, to be honest with you,” Maye’s father said. “I was trying to fight back some tears. I don’t how I well I did.”
The Skip Prosser Award is named in memory of Wake Forest head basketball coach George Edward “Skip” Prosser, who passed away in July of 2007.
Every Wake Forest senior Prosser coached graduated, and the Deacons placed nine players on the annual All-ACC Academic Basketball Team during his tenure.
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