Sean May Is Gonna Prove You Wrong

North Carolina Tar Heels v Illinois Fighting Illini
Illinois fans are going to hate that I'm writing this blog more than the fact that I posted this picture.

Last we saw Sean May, he was torturing a trio of University of Illinois "big" men on the low block. With a stunning array of post moves, combined with brute force that came from a man with that much size and strength, May scored 26 points and pulled down 10 rebounds en route to a 75-70 win clinching a national title for the North Carolina Tar Heels.

The Gateway to the West was truly the Gateway to a Championship for Roy Williams.

Wait, what? You say May has been in the pros for X years now? And that Williams and the Tar Heels have won another title since? Pardon me. So, May is an NBA superstar averaging 20-10 after being drafted by the Charlotte Hornets Bobcats, right?

Well, not quite.

It has been quite the fall for the 2005 Final Four Most Outstanding Player, who was selected with the 13th overall pick in the NBA Draft. Expected to team with Emeka Okafor (a former Final Four MOP at UConn) to provide the Bobcats with a formidable front court. Aside from Andrew Bogut at Utah, he was college basketball's best big man and was destined for a reputable pro career with his UNC pedigree in tow.

But since joining The Association, May has averaged 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds. Hardly the numbers anyone expected out of the Tar Heel product. He's had strength and weight issues, but has vowed to make a strong comeback.

"I will prove everybody wrong. Yeah, there’s people that have written me off and that’s fine. I understand that and I accept that challenge."

May recently signed with the Sacramento Kings, and said that he had an offer from Cleveland Caveliers and had been talking to the Portland Trail Blazers. The Chicago Bulls worked out the former McDonald's All-American, recently, as well.

Here's hoping that May returns to form with a little bit of hard work and a lot luck on the health side. If May comes back, even as a reserve, I might question the Bulls for not signing him.

He can't be worse than Aaron Gray or Jerome James ... can he?

Sean May: "I Will Prove Everybody Wrong" [Hoops Hype]