Friday , Dec , 08 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats’ May starting to have his day

(Sports Network) – It hasn’t quite happened overnight, but Sean May is
beginning to become the impact player the Charlotte Bobcats envisioned when
they selected the former North Carolina star with the 13th overall pick of the
2005 draft.

May has overcome his slow start to the 2006-07 season by averaging 17 points
and 8.4 rebounds over Charlotte’s last six games. His most impressive
performance during the surge came in the Bobcats’ 99-90 loss to Atlanta on
November 29, when May established career bests of 21 points and 17 rebounds.
One day earlier, the young forward racked up 20 points on 8-of-12 shooting in
just 25 minutes against New Jersey.

The 22-year-old’s impressive recent production has been a sudden surprise.
Prior to the New Jersey game, May failed to score in back-to-back contests
against Detroit and Miami, while logging single minutes of playing time during
both outings.

“I’m just trying to go out there now and be aggressive, do whatever I can to
help this team,” said May recently.

May is now averaging a solid 11 points and 6.3 rebounds per game and looks to
be completely recovered from the knee injury which limited him to 23 games
during his rookie campaign.

Although the Bobcats’ 5-13 record is currently tied with Memphis for the worst
mark in the league, the progress made by May and fellow youngsters Emeka
Okafor, Raymond Felton and Adam Morrison gives the budding franchise some hope
for the future.

Charlotte will resume its three-game homestand Friday against Houston before a
meeting with Phoenix at Bobcats Arena on Sunday.

The Cats will likely be without two key contributors for the Rockets, as point
guard Brevin Knight is still bothered by a calf injury and reserve guard Matt
Carroll is expected to miss his second straight game because of a sprained
right elbow.

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