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Eric May to play in Japan

Iowa guard/forward Eric May (25) knocks the ball away from Baylor forward Cory Jefferson (34) during the second half of the NIT championship game Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG)
Iowa guard/forward Eric May (25) knocks the ball away from Baylor forward Cory Jefferson (34) during the second half of the NIT championship game Thursday, April 4, 2013 at Madison Square Garden in New York. (Brian Ray/The Gazette-KCRG)

IOWA CITY -- Former Iowa basketball player Eric May agreed to terms to play next season with the expansion Aomori Wat of the Japanese Basketball League, the Japan Times reported today.

May, a 6-foot-5 Dubuque native, earned Iowa's vaunted "Chris Street Award" which is given to the player who best exemplifies the namesake's spirit, enthusiasm and intensity. In his Iowa career May started 76 games and played in 133, one shy of the school record. He averaged 6.5 points and 3.4 rebounds a game.

Last year he nearly tripled his assists (68) to turnovers (23). He provided steady leadership and was the team's most explosive dunker.
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