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Sylvester Mayes (official thread)

Discussion in 'Buckeye Alumni' started by OSUBasketballJunkie, Nov 12, 2004.

  1. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    Blurb from today's dispatch concerning Mayes......

  2. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I would like to see Mayes stick with OSU but unless he improves his game next year, I think it would be difficult for him to see quality minutes......



  3. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    You don't go from 15 minutes to virtually zero because of a few bad decisions. And a 'run-in' with an assistant should only be an issue for a limited period if you are willing to address the issue. This has 'attitude problem' written all over it and it isn't likely to get better sitting behind even more players next year.

    Tough break. I like Mayes and we need some depth for practice.
  4. vrbryant

    vrbryant Ever thus to ____ers Staff Member

    Funny (read: not funny) story about Mayes...this past season when he "tweaked" his ankle, he was asked whether or not he wanted to travel with the team to Ann Arbor for the Michigan game. He declined, and - from what I understand - neglected to even watch the game on television. Every indication I got was that he was (a) nonchalant to a fault, and (b) all but uncoachable. You put a different brain in his body, and I'd love to have him coming off the bench next year. As it is, I won't shed any tears over his departure.
  5. ShakerBuck

    ShakerBuck Junior

    doesn't sound like a person i'd want to be in a fox hole with
  6. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    I think at this point, its safe to say the chances of him returning are slim to none.......
  7. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0



  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    More of the of luck to Mayes.....


  9. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Best of luck to Sylvester.

    But candidly, at this point it's not disappointing to have another scholarship available.
  10. scooter1369

    scooter1369 Chief Toad Fart

    agreed. He's a good player, but with Matta running things, that schollie could be very valuable.
  11. coastalbuck

    coastalbuck And this one belongs to the Reds! Staff Member

    That's a shame, but I do wish him the best of luck. I grew up not far from Ft. Wayne, there was always some great basketball talent in that area.
  12. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    This was the best move for both Mayes and tOSU. From all accounts, Mayes put himself in a position where this was inevitable. You never like to see a kid who has the opportunity to play for tOSU and get an education not take full advantage of it, but for whatever reason Sylvester never really was on the same page with Matta.

    Lets hope he lands on his feet somewhere.....
  13. buckeyeboy

    buckeyeboy Still fortitudinous

    This story is upsetting b/c I'd imagine that the best thing for Mayes would have been to stay at OSU. I hope things work out for him.
  14. Oh8ch

    Oh8ch Cognoscente of Omphaloskepsis Staff Member

    Sorry, but Mayes has ZERO impact on schollies. We still have two open ships for this class and he was gone after this year in any case.
  15. AirForceBuck

    AirForceBuck No mercy

    As much as I liked the kid, in my opinion, it was wasted talent. He had a great oppertunity and let it slip away. He played great in JUCO ball:

    First team JUCO AA, First Team Region 2, Team finished runner up JUCO champs, went 32-2 as a frosh, 27-4 as a soph. He shot 201 of 397 (.506) field goals, 68 of 164 (.415) treys, and 139 of 181 (.768) at the free throw line.

    Just sucks to see such talent not cash in.:sad: ....Best in luck to Mayes's future.

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