Eddie Jordan isn't one to wallow in a pit of despair, as he is already hot on the recruiting trail despite losing another Class of 2015 recruit this week. It appears Jordan is keen on making the most of his four open scholarship slots for 2015.
On July 19, Rutgers offered North Carolina Power Forward Luke Maye (No. a scholarship. Rutgers is reportedly the 14th school to offer Maye, with the seemingly random triumvirate of Virgina, Notre Dame and Tennessee in the lead to land the services of the 6-7, 225 lbs. three sport star from William Amous Hough High School (N.C.).
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-partner="tweetdeck"><p>Per close sources, 6'8 Luke Maye has offers from Virginia, Georgia Tech, Iowa State & Rutgers <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/NCTOP80?src=hash">#NCTOP80</a> alum</p>— Rick Lewis (@Coach_Rick57) <a href="https://twitter.com/Coach_Rick57/statuses/490512277318410240">July 19, 2014</a></blockquote>
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Maye has toyed with the competition on the Nike EYBL circuit, leading Team United (NC) in points (17.4), rebounds (11.4) and blocks (1.6) per game during spring competitiong. Maye has proven his ability to step into the ring with the baddest dudes on the block and score with ease, as he currently ranks 20th among all players on tour in scoring average (17.1).
He has a big frame and puts it to work on the glass, but his game is far more polished than simply throwing that big derriere into post challengers. His footwork is exceptional, with a nimble grace usually reserved for crafty veterans in the pros. Maye has a little stretch four to his game, showing a willingness to operate from deep (11-44 from three during EYBL season), that opens up the floor for his paint-penetrating teammates. His shooting needs to develop more, but the ingredients are all there. He is already an excellent passer, showing no fear in tossing a quick outlet or leading a pseudo-break before finding a a slashing teammate à la Kevin Love.
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Maye is expected to pick up several more offers -- including one from Roy Williams at North Carolina -- before narrowing his list down.