Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Mayo Entering the NBA Draft
USC freshman guard O.J. Mayo has announced that he will enter the NBA Draft and hire an agent, ending his career with the Trojans after just one season. "I'd like to express my appreciation to my coaches and teammates for their support in one of the most important decisions I've ever made. I will be entering the 2008 NBA draft. I am going to finish the semester here at USC and then focus on preparing for the NBA draft. Attending USC has been such a great experience for me and has really helped prepare me for my next step in life." Head coach Tim Floyd agreed with Mayo's decision. "This comes as no surprise," he said. "We are appreciative of everything O.J. did for all of us the year he was with us. We wish him well. I have no doubt that he will be a great professional." Mayo is likely to be a top-10 pick after averaging 20.7 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game this past season.