El UNICS Kazn has given a coup by reaching an agreement with OJMayoThe 1.93-meter, 33-year-old baseman who was No. 3 in the draft in 2008 and who for a few years before seemed destined to dominate the game. NBA. However, some injuries and a drug offense ruined his career, which developed in Puerto Rico, Taiwn and China after leaving USA.
During his high school years and his only stint at the USC, Mayo was considered the best point guard of his generation and a future NBA star. The Timberwolves selected him in the third position of the 2008 draft, although he was later traded to the Grizzlies next to Marko Jaric, Antoine Walker y Greg Buckner in exchange of Kevin Love, Mike Miller, Brian Cardinal y Jason Collins.
The point guard had a remarkable first course in the franchise of Memphis. He started all 82 games and thanks to averages of 18.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.2 assists, he was part of the best rookie quintet that season. It was in which he achieved his best scoring average in his eight years in the NBA. His was a career from high to low in the League.
After four seasons with the Grizzlies, he signed with the Mavericks and after a single year he went to Bucks, where he stayed for three seasons. March 10, 2016 he broke his right ankle, ending that campaign, but the worst was yet to come: in July of that same year, while recovering that injury, he was sanctioned with Two-year suspension by the NBA for skipping the anti-drug program.
Leave the United States
At the beginning of the 18-19 year, with the sanction served and without receiving offers from the NBA, he signed with the Atlticos de San Germn de Puerto Rico. His career would also take him to the Dacin Tigers already Taipei Fubon Braves of Taiwn already China, where I milit in the Hunan Yongsheng, Second Division, and in the Liaoning Flying Leopards.
Now, although there is still no signed contract due to the Russian bureaucracy, it seems that playing for UNICS Kazn, than playing the Euroleague after proclaiming himself champion of the Eurocup Last season. The Russian team had already recently joined the ex-azulgrana Mario Hezonja, another player with an NBA past.