The talent in this year's McDonald's All-American game is solid with Austin Rivers, Marquis Teague and Michael Gilchrist, but nothing measures up to the 2007 event that featured Derrick Rose and a slew of other future...[details]
Ovinton J'Anthony (O.J.) Mayo started for Rose Hill Christian H.S. (Ashland, KY) since the seventh-grade. He averaged 23.1 points that season and 20.5 as an eighth-grader in leading the school to its first Kentucky state tournament.
Mayo then won state championships at North College Hill in Cincinnati before transfering to Huntington (W.V.) High School for his senior season.
"A combo guard with the total package, Mayo has a physical and imposing presence on the court that resembles Chauncey Billups. Adept at creating space for his jumper and hit difficult floaters in the mid-range, Mayo is very difficult to defend. Capable of guarding multiple positions, Mayo is also able to ignite the fastbreak with his defensive rebounding." — 5/10/2006
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by Tim Watts
O.J. Mayo Scouting Report
"Mayo has been on the national scene since his 7th grade year. With nice size and a NBA body he is capable of playing either guard position but is better with the ball in his hand. Versatility is the key to his game and on offense he has a smooth jumper that he shoots well from outside the arc but he is also capable of putting the ball on floor and hitting from the mid-range. Getting to the basket is another of his strengths and he can absorb contact and finish. Mayo has outstanding court vision and is that rare guard who can dominate a game by scoring or setting his teammates up for baskets." — 6/5/2006
Tim Watts plays a key role in providing RivalsHoops with the most accurate tournament information and scouting report...[Complete Bio]