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Encyclopedia > O.J. Mayo
O.J. Mayo
College University of Southern California
Sport Basketball
Position Shooting guard
Jersey # 32
Career 2007 – 2008
Height ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Nationality USA
Born November 5, 1987 (1987-11-05) (age 20)
Huntington, West Virginia
High school Huntington High School

Ovinton J'Anthony "O.J." Mayo, (born November 5, 1987 in Huntington, West Virginia), is a former college basketball player for the University of Southern California (USC). As a student at Huntington High School, in Huntington, West Virginia, he was considered by several media outlets to be the best high school basketball player in the United States.[1] This List of colleges and universities in the United States includes colleges and universities in the U.S. that grant four-year baccalaureate and/or post-graduate masters and doctorate degrees. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... This article is about the sport. ... The Shooting guard (SG), also known as the two or off guard,[1] is one of five traditional positions on a basketball team. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Kg redirects here. ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Huntington High School is a four year high school located in Huntington, West Virginia. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year 1987. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... Game between Illinois State Redbirds & Ball State Cardinals, February 17, 2007 in an ESPN Bracketbuster contest. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... Huntington High School is a four year high school located in Huntington, West Virginia. ...


He has chosen to enter the 2008 NBA Draft where he is considered to be a lottery pick and by choosing Billy Duffy and Associates as his agent he has lost his NCAA eligibility. [2] The 2008 NBA Draft will be held on June 26, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ...

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Early years

O. J. Mayo was born to mother Alisha Mayo when she was 17 years old.[3] His father, Kenny Ziegler, played basketball for Huntington High School and won a state title.[3]


The first public mention of Mayo occurred in the Ashland (KY) Daily Independent in an article called 'Phenom' in the paper's January 21, 2001 edition, when Mayo was just a sixth grader. In that article he was listed as being a "6-foot-1½ point guard with size 12 shoe". Motto: A proud past. ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... is the 21st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ...


Mayo commuted from Huntington to Rose Hill Christian High School, a private school in Ashland, Kentucky, since student athletes can play high school varsity sports as seventh-graders in Kentucky.[3] In the seventh grade, his statistics often dwarfed the production of players five years his senior. In his first game for his varsity team he scored 27 points, had seven rebounds and had three steals. He was a seventh grader playing against juniors and seniors in high school. Rose Hill Christian High School is a private, non-profit Christian school operated by the Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Ashland, Kentucky. ... For the film of this title, see Private School (film). ... Motto: A proud past. ...


During his seventh grade year in January 2002, Mayo was mentioned in Sports Illustrated and on CBS Sportsline.com. There were also full articles in The Courier-Journal (Louisville, Kentucky), the Huntington, West Virginia Herald-Dispatch and USA Today. 2002 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December A timeline of events in the news for January, 2002. ... The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... The Courier-Journal, nicknamed the C-J, is the main newspaper for the city of Louisville, Kentucky, USA. According to the 1999 Editor & Publisher International Yearbook, the paper is the 48th largest daily paper in the United States and the single largest in Kentucky. ... Louisville redirects here. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ...


After the completion of the basketball season during his eighth grade year, he moved to Cincinnati with Dwaine Barnes, a longtime family friend whom Mayo has often called his grandfather, in order to attend North College Hill High School near Cincinnati, where he was joined by his long time friend Bill Walker.[3] Together, they won back-to-back Division III Ohio state basketball titles. Memorial Day parade in North College Hill, Ohio North College Hill is a city located in Hamilton County in southwestern Ohio. ... Bill Walker is the name of: Bill Walker (politician), UK Conservative Party MP Bill Walker (Atlanta, Canada), Canadian Liberal Party politician Bill Walker (football player), Australian Rules football Bill Walker (baseball) (-1966) Bill Walker (television host) See also: William Walker This is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that...


High school

In 2006, the 6-foot-5, 210-pound, 18-year-old junior shooting guard was selected as Mr. Basketball of Ohio for the second consecutive season, in addition to being named Associated Press Division III Player of the Year for the second consecutive season. He averaged nearly 29 points, nine rebounds, and six assists per game. He also led his team to three consecutive AP poll titles and garnered much attention from the media, appearing in the pages of Sports Illustrated among other publications. Much like another high school star from Ohio (St. Vincent-St. Mary High School), LeBron James, Mayo drew large enough crowds to force his team into seeking larger venues to support the growing crowds, and often attracted National Basketball Association stars such as James and Carmelo Anthony to watch his games playing for the D-1 Greyhounds. The first issue of Sports Illustrated, August 16, 1954, showing Milwaukee Braves star Eddie Mathews at bat in Milwaukee County Stadium. ... LeBron Raymone James (born December 30, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... NBA redirects here. ... Carmelo Anthony (born May 29, 1984 in the Red Hook Projects of Brooklyn, New York)[1] is an American professional basketball player at the small forward position for the Denver Nuggets of the National Basketball Association and the USA National Team. ...


In February 2006, Mayo attracted the largest crowd to ever see a high school game in Cincinnati. More than 16,000 fans watched North College Hill fall to the nation's number one rated team, Oak Hill Academy. Mayo had been considered a lock to make the leap straight from high school to the NBA, but the recent Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NBA and its players has instituted a rule that a player must be at least a year out of high school before he can enter the NBA, effectively curtailing those plans. On July 5, 2006, it was reported by ESPN that he would attend USC.[4] On July 8, however, WSAZ-TV reported that USC was only one of three colleges that Mayo was considering: the other two being Kansas State University and the University of Florida. Founded in 1878, Oak Hill Academy is a co-ed, private Baptist-affiliated secondary school in Mouth of Wilson (Grayson County), Virginia, USA. Oak Hills enrollment of approximately 100 students is 98% boarders, serving grades 8-12. ... is the 186th day of the year (187th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... The Trojan Shrine, better known as Tommy Trojan located in the center of University of Southern California campus. ... is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... WSAZ-TV is a television station in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Kansas State University, officially called Kansas State University of Fashion and Design [2] but commonly shortened to K-State, is an institution of higher learning located in Manhattan, Kansas, in the United States. ... The University of Florida (Florida or UF) is a flagship public land-grant, sea-grant[3] major research university located on a 2,000 acre campus in Gainesville, Florida, United States of America. ...


On August 27, 2006, WSAZ-TV reported that Mayo enrolled at Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia for the 2006-07 school year.[5] He formally committed to USC in November 2006. [6] is the 239th day of the year (240th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WSAZ-TV is a television station in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Huntington High School is a four year high school located in Huntington, West Virginia. ... Huntington is a city located in the U.S. State of West Virginia along the Ohio River. ...


In January 2007, Mayo allegedly assaulted referee Mike Lazo after being ejected from a Huntington High game vs. Capital High School at the Charleston Civic Center.[7] According to West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission rules, Mayo was suspended for two games. However, due to allegations supported by video evidence that Lazo had overreacted and faked the incident, a temporary restraining order was signed by Cabell County Circuit Court Judge Dan O'Hanlan, temporarily lifting the suspensions on Mayo and five other players suspended due to incidents at that game.[8] However, shortly after, the restraining order was nullified and Mayo was suspended for three games, a punishment that Mayo described as "fair."[9] The Charleston Civic Center is a 12,300-seat multi-purpose arena in Charleston, West Virginia. ... The West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission (WVSSAC) is the main governing body of high school sports in West Virginia. ... Cabell County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ...


On March 9, 2007, Mayo and three other men were cited by the Cabell County Sheriff's Dept. for misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana. Officers found the cannabis in a car in which Mayo was a passenger and, since no one claimed possession, all occupants were ticketed.[10] Charges against Mayo were dropped on March 12, 2007 after one of the other passengers in the vehicle took responsibility for the marijuana.[11] is the 68th day of the year (69th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Cabell County is a county located in the state of West Virginia. ... is the 71st day of the year (72nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Mayo was selected by the West Virginia Sports Writers Association as the 2007 recipient of Bill Evans Award for the state's boys basketball player of the year. Mayo led the state in scoring for the 2006-2007 season at 28.4 points per game. Runner-up in the voting was teammate Patrick Patterson.[12] Patrick Patterson (born March 14, 1989 in Washington, D.C.)[1] is an American basketball player for the University of Kentucky. ...


On March 17, 2007, Mayo led Huntington High School to its third consecutive Class AAA basketball championship in the state of West Virginia with 103-61 rout of South Charleston. Mayo finished with a triple-double: 41 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. In his final moments with a minute left in the game, Mayo threw the ball off the backboard from the free-throw line, caught it in midair, and dunked. He then threw the ball deep into the stands and held up three fingers, a reference to Huntington High's three-straight basketball state championships.[13] is the 76th day of the year (77th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Official language(s) none (de facto English) Demonym West Virginian Capital Charleston Largest city Charleston Largest metro area Charleston metro area Area  Ranked 41st in the US  - Total 24,230 sq mi (62,755 km²)  - Width 130 miles (210 km)  - Length 240 miles (385 km)  - % water 0. ...


He graduated in May 2007 and signed a letter of intent to enroll at USC. He scored an impressive 28 on the ACT, placing him in the 95th percentile nationally. The NCAA initially questioned the score, but later verified it with a handwriting sample.[14] A Letter of Intent (LOI) is an agreement about future business between two business partners / companies (mostly supplier and customer) without engagement. ... The ACT® test is a standardized achievement examination for college admissions in the United States produced by ACT, Inc. ...


College

Mayo enrolled at USC in Summer 2007, taking two classes.[15] While waiting for the season to begin, he began playing pickup basketball against current NBA players Kobe Bryant, Kevin Garnett, Jason Kidd, Mike Dunleavy Jr., Sam Cassell, J.J. Redick, Adam Morrison and retired NBA Legend Michael Jordan.[15] Mayo's first games with the Trojans were a series of exhibitions over Labor Day weekend in Mazatlán, Mexico.[16] The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... Kobe Bryant (born August 23, 1978) is an American All-Star shooting guard in the National Basketball Association who plays for the Los Angeles Lakers. ... Kevin Maurice Garnett (born May 19, 1976 in Mauldin, South Carolina) is an American professional basketball player for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Jason Frederick Kidd (born March 23, 1973) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA who currently plays for the Dallas Mavericks. ... Michael (Mike) Joseph Dunleavy, Jr. ... Samuel James Cassell (born November 18, 1969 in Baltimore, Maryland), commonly referred to as Sam Cassell, is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the NBAs Boston Celtics. ... Jonathan Clay J.J. Redick (born June 24, 1984 in Cookeville, Tennessee) is an American professional basketball player at the shooting guard position who was selected 11th overall by the Orlando Magic in the 2006 NBA Draft. ... Adam John Morrison (born July 19, 1984, in Glendive, Montana) is an American professional basketball player with the Charlotte Bobcats of the National Basketball Association. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... This article is about the holiday in the United States. ... Coordinates: , Country State Municipality Mazatlán Government  - Mayor Alejandro Higuera Osuna Area  - Municipality 3,068. ...


Mayo began his freshman season in the 81-96 loss to Mercer with 32 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists. In the following 74-47 victory over The Citadel, Mayo recorded 16 points, 7 rebounds and 5 assists. In the 85-75 victory over South Carolina, he posted 29 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists. In the 82-92 loss to California, Mayo recorded a then-high 34 points. In the 58-73 loss to Washington State, he posted 22 points and 7 rebounds. In the 95-86 win over Oregon, Mayo recorded 25 points and 8 rebounds, then followed that up with 23 points against Arizona and 20 points against Arizona State. He then had 29 points in the 73-59 win over Washington. In the 81-75 win over Oregon, Mayo recorded 32 points, then had 21 points in the following victory over Oregon State. In the 66-80 loss to Arizona, Mayo posted a career-high 37 points. In the Trojans' NCAA Tournament debut, Mayo scored 20 points as USC was beaten by Kansas State and freshman Michael Beasley. Mercer University is a private, coeducational, faith-based university with a Baptist heritage, located in the U.S. state of Georgia. ... The Citadel may be: The Citadel, a 1937 novel by Scottish author A.J. Cronin The Citadel, a 1938 film based on the novel The Citadel, two 1960 U.S. and one 1983 BBC adaptations of the novel The Citadel, a diving spot in Martinique The Citadel, a fictional alien... The University of South Carolinas 19 varsity sports teams are known as the Gamecocks. ... This article deals with the U.S. state. ... The Oregon Ducks refers to the mascot and sports teams of the University of Oregon, located in Eugene, Oregon, United States. ... The athletic teams at the University of Arizona are known as the Arizona Wildcats. ... // Arizona State University has nine mens and eleven womens varsity teams competing in the NCAA Pacific Ten Conference. ... The term properly applies to any sports team at the school. ... Oregon State University (OSU) is a research and degree-granting four-year public university located in Corvallis, Oregon. ... Kansas State Universitys athletic teams are called the Wildcats, and their official color is royal purple; white and silver are generally used as complementary colors. ... Michael Beasley (born January 9, 1989, in Frederick, Maryland) is an American basketball player. ...


Mayo will not return for his sophomore season, opting to enter the 2008 NBA Draft. The 2008 NBA Draft will be held on June 26, 2008 at the Washington Mutual Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ...


Agent hiring controversy

On May 11, 2008, ESPN.com reported that a former "confidant" Lewis Johnson revealed on ESPN's TV show Outside the Lines that Mayo received numerous gifts in violation to NCAA rules. The report states that Mayo received the gifts from Rodney Guillory‎ before and during his tenure at USC. Rodney Guillory is said to have gotten the money from the Bill Duffy Associates Sports Management (BDA). [17] is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN.com is the official website of ESPN and a division of ESPN Inc. ... Outside the Lines began in 1990 as a monthly progam that examined a critical issue in American sports. ...


On May 22, 2008, OJ cut ties with BDA. OJ is currently searching for a new agent. is the 142nd day of the year (143rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


References

  1. ^ See Class of 2007 rankings by Scout.com and Rivals.com.
  2. ^ OJ Mayo to declare for NBA draft. ESPN (2008-04-09). Retrieved on 2008-04-09.
  3. ^ a b c d Diane Pucin, O. J. Mayo eager to join USC, Los Angeles Times, February 28, 2007.
  4. ^ Katz, Andy (2006): "Sources: O. J. Mayo told USC staff he was committing", ESPN.com.
  5. ^ Morehouse, Keith (2006): "O.J. to be a Highlander", WSAZ.com.
  6. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/sports/college/mensbasketball/pac10/2006-11-15-mayo-usc_x.htm
  7. ^ A Star Player, a Video and a Suspension
  8. ^ O.J. cleared to play
  9. ^ suspension:"Prep hoops star Mayo suspended three games", ESPN.com.
  10. ^ Hubbard, Travis (2007): "Mayo cited for marijuana possession", The Herald-Dispatch March 10, 2007
  11. ^ Johnson, Curtis: "Mayo drug charge dismissed", The Herald Dispatch March 12, 2007
  12. ^ Associated Press: "O. J. Mayo Named Top Player in WV", WSAZ News March 12, 2007
  13. ^ Associated Press: "It's A 3-Peat For HHS", WSAZ News March 17, 2007
  14. ^ Saxon, Mark: "Head Start at USC", Orange County Register July 4, 2007
  15. ^ a b Ben Bolch, Mayo blends in at USC, Los Angeles Times, August 27, 2007.
  16. ^ Ben Bolch, Mayo-led team starts early in Mexico, Los Angeles Times, August 23, 2007.
  17. ^ Ex-Mayo confidant says he gave USC star gifts including TV, cash

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