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O.J. Mayo (Official Thread)

Discussion in 'Professional Basketball' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Feb 24, 2005.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    RIVALS

    SCOUT

    North College Hill High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
    Ht: 6-5
    Wt: 195


    Ranked by Rivals.com as the #1 player in the 2007 class. Considered the #1 prospect in Ohio for 2007. O.J. has expressed his desire to go to college rather than the NBA in the past. O.J. is listing Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina and West Virginia. Ohio State is actively recruiting him.

    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. Transferred to the Ohio school for his freshman season.

    One of the most unselfish stars in years. He passes the ball like an advanced player, shoots it deep and there's no way to stop him off the drive in high school. Big time competitor who consistently wins, meets challenges and sets the bar for kids in his class.

    SOPH Co-MVP of ABCD underclassman all-star game. Terrific summer performer. Enters his sophomore season as the best PG in America.

    FR Perhaps the best freshman in the nation. Mayo led Rose Hill (KY) Christian Academy to the Sweet 16 as an 8th grader, averaging 20.5 ppg. He was named first team all-state in 2002-03 and attended the 2003 adidas ABCD Camp. Led team to 15 and under title at Kingwood in April 2004.
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2005
  2. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    correct me if I am wrong bn44820...despite not being listed as a contender for his services, isn't OSU actively recruiting OJ? I know it is extremely early and Rivals doesn't even have a list of schools for him yet, so should we not be worried that OSU is not mentioned right now?
     
  3. OH10

    OH10 *

    He's a one year and done type deal. Already 17 as a sophomore. By the time he's 20, he'll be ready for the NBA, and he knows it.
     
  4. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    wadc45...you are not wrong....tOSU is actively recruiting him and at this early stage there is no need to worry.

    StadiumDorm.....that is possible, but he has indicated a real desire to make his mark in college and fine tune his game.
     
  5. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    3/1/05

    O.J. was named 2004-2005 Division III Associated Press Southwestern All-District Player of the Year. He is averaging 28.9 ppg.
     
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    SCOUT$

    3/3/05

    O.J. is considered the top player in Ohio regardless of class, even better than Cook. Scout indicates that unless the NBA passing a collective bargaining agreement with an age limit of 20, he will most likely go to the NBA out of high school.
     
  7. wadc45

    wadc45 Bourbon, Bow Ties and Baseball Hats Staff Member BP Recruiting Team

    Trojans put to the test, but Mayo closes deal

    Photo: North College Hill's O.J. Mayo drives the ball past New Albany's Mitch Robertson in their Southwest District Boys Regional game.

     
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    LINK

    3/16/05

    O.J. was named Player of The Year in Ohio for Division III and First Team All-Ohio. :bow:

     
  9. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    3/16/05

    O.J. Mayo was named 2005 Ohio Mr. Basketball. :bow:

    LINK


    3/16/05

    :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow: :bow:

    Congratulations to O.J. Mayo......:biggrin:
     
  10. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

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    3/18/05

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    O.J. had 21 points, 9 rebounds and 4 assists in the 75-42 win.
     
  11. BuckeyeTillIDie

    BuckeyeTillIDie The North Remembers

    I got to watch NCH tonight, and MAN, Mayo and Walker are for real.

    Mayo has unbelievable passing, very comparable to LBJ.
     
  12. i would say not at all. oj has an incredible pull up game, lebron is not much of a contested shot shooter. oj reminds me of gasp jordan in his early years. very complete player who pass well. excellent jump shot, mid range and pull up. adequate 3 baller it seems, didnt take many but has a very pure stroke. 10-15 from the field 1-3 from three in the state semis. unselfish player who maybe a little to unselfish. plays very good on ball defense and has good hands. can elevate, has a knack to finnish around the net, though not always with the dunk (which i am glad to see, becuase layups actually let you protect eh ball, you dont have to cock the ball behind your head, many great coaches (knight wooden smith) didnt allow players to dunk while attacking from the wings).

    funny story that sums it up by a 5 year oldish kid (wearing a lebron jersey) "hes better than lebron, he doesnt do stupid plays"

    overall honest opinion is the best and most complete high schooler i have seen in a very long time (i saw lebron play 3 times his sr year)
     
  13. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    LINK

    3/20/05

    O.J. Mayo finished with 22 points, six assists and three rebounds in winning the Division III State Championship.:bow: :bow: :bow:

    LINK

    3/20/05

     
  14. cincibuck

    cincibuck You kids stay off my lawn!

    Hmmmmm, 17 and a soph? that makes him 19 as a senior and I believe out of elgibility under OHSAA rules. Anyone know?
     
  15. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    [​IMG]Just a sophomore, 6'5" Mayo was averaging 27.4 points a game coming into the state tournament.

    Here are some more pics of O.J. Mayo....

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    3/21/05

     

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