May Named First-Team All-America

Posted Mar 4, 2005

Junior big man Sean May was named a first-team All-America by on March 4. Joining May on the first team were Andrew Bogut of Utah, Chris Paul of Wake Forest, J.J. Redick of Duke and Wayne Simien of Kansas.

May is currently averaging 16.3 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Only 12 players in Carolina history have averaged a double-double over the course of a full season. The only Tar Heel to accomplish the feat in the past 29 years was Antawn Jamison (22.2 points, 10.5 rebounds as a junior).

May is averaging a double-double in league games. He's averaging 16.6 points and 11.5 rebounds per game against ACC opponents, both of which are team highs.

Three true post players were selected at least Honorable Mention All-ACC in 2004: Sean May, Duke's Shelden Williams, and Virginia's Elton Brown. Add Wake Forest's Eric Williams, a likely honoree this year, and May is averaging 17.3 points and 13.0 rebounds per game against the trio this season.

May recorded his seventh straight double-double vs. Florida State on March 3. He is the first Tar Heel to have seven consecutive double-doubles since Mitch Kupchak, who had eight in a row in 1975-76.

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