6'3 Mayo likes Cards
6'3 freshman guard O.J. Mayo is no stranger to high school basketball fans in Kentucky. Mayo starred the past two seasons at Rose Hill where he was honored first team all-state after averaging 20.5 points per game as an 8th grader in leading the tiny Ashland school to the Sweet 16 this past March.
At the end of the school year, the Rose Hill program fell apart and Mayo announced he'd attend North College Hill High School in Cincinnati. Last week, attending his first ABCD Camp (He was scheduled to attend Nike but made a late minute switch to adidas) Mayo was hyped by ABCD godfather Sonny Vaccaro as the next great thing.
"People will love him and the kid can play," Vaccaro said of Mayo. "If he keeps developing, he could be a big one."
Mayo played well and many recruiting analysts consider him the top freshman in the nation. Mayo is a smooth and skilled guard. he can play the point or the two and has a lethal midrange pull up. He excels in transition and has all the skills to become one of the elite prospects in the nation the next few years.
"It's been real exciting and competitive, more than anything," Mayo said of the competition at ABCD.
Mayo is also excited by the potential of his new high school team, which will include former Rose Hill teammate, 6'4 Bill Walker.
"We'll be a real good team," Mayo said of his new Cincinnati based high school team. "We should be able to win state...we're young..5 sophomores, a freshman and a senior."
Mayo indicated that he wants to stay close to family and friends when he goes off to college and talked about what sets Louisville apart from others in his mind.
"I like the fans how they support their team," Mayo said of UofL. "I'd like to be at Louisville more than anything."