CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - It was a special night at Hough High School for former Huskie Luke Maye as the basketball team retired his jersey.
“It’s just hard to put into words, but just to think that four years ago I was a senior and I was trying to make a name for myself here. Now to come back and be able to see my name always in the gym is going to be something that I’ll never be able to forget, and I’m just really thankful for the opportunity,” Maye said.
Maye is the all-time leading scorer and rebounder at Hough. He has since went on to have a successful collegiate career at the University of North Carolina that includes a National Championship, as well as AP All-American and ACC honors. However, despite everything his days playing basketball at Hough taught him about the game, Maye is just as grateful for how it shaped him as a person.
“So many people (at Hough) that really affected my life and really made a difference for me in high school and just moving forward that taught me the right morals, the right things to do, and how to carry myself. Just really wanted to come back and for them to honor me like this is just something that’s really truly special for me,” Maye said.
Maye will return to Chapel Hill and look to lead the number 11 ranked Tar Heels to a win in their next game a week from today against Georgia Tech.