While playing for the Pump N' Run team over the summer, Mayes, a 6-foot-1 guard, played on the ball. For Los Angeles (Calif.) Westchester, he slides over to the two-guard and is relied upon to score.
"During the high school season they put me at the two because they expect me to do the scoring and they know I can do that," Mayes said. "I can do a lot of stuff off the wing because I can score and shoot off the dribble."
"For AAU during the summer I get to work on my guard skills because the colleges are recruiting me to play the one."
This past weekend Westchester participated in the PrimeTime Shootout and knocked off Lance Stephenson and Lincoln, giving them a record of 22-2 on the year. Among the many reasons the Comets are playing so well is Mayes.
"I'm playing real good," Mayes told Scout.com. "I've been stepping up lately and putting up some numbers. I'm scoring the ball well."
The future Division-I guard is getting a number of looks from college programs already. He said the entire Pac-10 is involved, as is Utah, Memphis, Colorado, Texas, Texas A&M, Marquette, UNLV, Kansas, Stanford, Portland and SMU.
Of the schools showing interest, Colorado, Texas A&M and San Diego have offered him a scholarship. According to Mayes he hasn't taken any trips recently, but he has taken unofficial visits to Colorado and San Diego.
"I'm just thinking about [recruiting], but I'm open right now," Mayes said.
Mayes said he likely won't make his college decision until just before his senior season.