He also led his team to three consecutive AP poll titles and garnered much attention from the media, appearing in the pages of Sports Illustrated among other publications. In February 2006, Mayo attracted the largest crowd to ever see a high school game in Cincinnati, Ohio when 16,202 fans watched North College Hill fall to the nation's number one rated team, Oak Hill Academy.
Mayo had been considered a lock to make the leap straight from high school to the NBA, but the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NBA and its players instituted a rule that a player must be at least a year out of high school before he can enter the NBA, effectively curtailing those plans.
He 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 (NCAA) eligibility after it was ruled he received improper benefits.
Mayo enrolled at Huntington High School in Huntington, West Virginia for the 2006–07 school year. According to West Virginia Secondary School Activities Commission rules, Mayo was suspended for two games.
However, due to allegations supported by video evidence that Lazo had overreacted and faked the incident, a temporary restraining order was signed by Cabell County Circuit Court Judge Dan O'Hanlan, temporarily lifting the suspensions on Mayo and five other players suspended due to incidents at that game.
I want to prove I’m a professional, low-maintenance guy.” While Mayo is looking towards his future, he can’t help but think about his past and, specifically, his time with the Milwaukee Bucks, where he spent his last two years before his ban.
J." Mayo (born November 5, 1987) is an American professional basketball player.
A player can be dismissed or disqualified from the NBA for testing positive for a drug of abuse, or if he is convicted of or pleads guilty to the use, possession or distribution of a drug of abuse.
In Kentucky, grade schoolers can play high school basketball, and Mayo averaged 23.1 points for Rose Hill's varsity team while in 7th grade.
In eight grade he was just turning 15 and he tallied 20.5 points per game and was named a first-team all-state player by the Louisville Courier-Journal.
Basketball of Ohio for the second consecutive season, in addition to being named Associated Press Division III Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
He averaged nearly 29 points, nine rebounds, and six assists per game. Mary High School), Le Bron James, Mayo drew large enough crowds to force his team into seeking larger venues to support the growing crowds, and often attracted National Basketball Association stars such as James and Carmelo Anthony to watch his games playing for the D-1 Greyhounds.