O. J. Mayo biography

O. J. Mayo

Basketball, Basketball Player

1987 –


Who is O. J. Mayo?

Ovinton J'Anthony "O. J." Mayo is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He was selected in the first round with the third overall pick of the 2008 NBA Draft, and he was named to the NBA All-Rookie Team in his first season.

Mayo was considered by several media outlets to be the best high school basketball player in the United States. He attended college at University of Southern California and played one season of college basketball for the USC Trojans while earning first-team All-Pac-10 honors. The team forfeited all of its wins that season and Mayo lost his remaining three years of National Collegiate Athletic Association eligibility after it was ruled he received improper benefits. Mayo entered the 2008 draft and was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves, who traded him and three other players to the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for Kevin Love and three players. He played four seasons with Memphis. In 2011, he tested positive for a banned steroid and was suspended by the NBA for 10 games. Mayo signed as a free agent with Dallas in 2012 and with Milwaukee in 2013.


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Nov 5, 1987
Also known as
  • Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo
  • African American
  • United States of America
  • University of Southern California
  • Huntington High School
Lived in
  • Huntington

on July 23, 2013

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