Sean Gregory May (born April 4, 1984) is a former American professional basketball player and current assistant to the director of player development at his alma mater, the University of North Carolina. May last played for Orléans Loiret Basket of the French LNB Pro A. He was born in Chicago, Illinois and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. He was a three-time all-state selection at Bloomington High School North, and was at one time a teammate of former NBA player Jared Jeffries. May was named to the 2002 McDonald’s High School All-American team. He played in the 2002 McDonald’s game with Raymond Felton and Rashad McCants, who would later team with May to win an NCAA Championship as part of the 2004–05 North Carolina Tar Heels.
On December 30, 2008, May was deemed physically unfit to play, making Bobcats coach Larry Brown place him on the inactive list for the foreseeable future.
On June 23, 2009, ESPN News reported that the Charlotte Bobcats declined to make a qualifying offer for the fourth year of his rookie contract, making him an unrestricted free agent.
On July 21, 2009, May signed a one-year contract for $884,881 with the Sacramento Kings contingent upon him passing his physical. On August 9, 2010, he signed a one-year contract with the New Jersey Nets. However, he suffered a stress fracture to his left foot in preseason training and was released on September 7.
On November 22, 2010, May signed with Fenerbahçe Ülker of Turkey for the 2010–11 season.
On October 1, 2011, he signed with KK Zagreb of Croatia. In February 2012, he left Zagreb and moved to Italy to sign with Sutor Basket Montegranaro. In April 2012, he got injured and missed the rest of the season.
On July 18, 2012, May signed a two-year deal with Paris-Levallois Basket of France. This reunited May with his former college teammate Jawad Williams. In the 2013–14 season, he played only one game because of injury.
On November 24, 2014, May signed with SPO Rouen Basket. On December 30, 2014, he left Rouen and signed with Orléans Loiret Basket for the rest of the season.
Career highlights and awards
NCAA champion (2005)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2005)
Consensus second-team All-American (2005)
USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year (2004)
Competitor for United States
FIBA Americas U20 Championship
Gold medal – first place 2004 Halifax National team