What is O.J. Mayo's middle name?

J'Anthony

What is O.J. Mayo's full name?

Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo

O.J. Mayo nickname(s):

O.J., Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo, O.J. Mayo

O.J. Mayo date of birth:

November 5, 1987

How old is O.J. Mayo?

36

Where was O.J. Mayo born?

Huntington, West Virginia USA

How tall is O.J. Mayo?

6' 4" (193 cm)

How much does O.J. Mayo weigh?

210 lbs (95.3 kg)

O.J. Mayo body shape:

Athletic

What color are O.J. Mayo's eyes?

Brown - Dark

What color is O.J. Mayo's hair?

Brown - Dark

Is O.J. Mayo gay or straight?

Straight

What is O.J. Mayo's ethnicity?

Black

What is O.J. Mayo nationality?

American

Where did O.J. Mayo go to school?

Huntington High School , North College Hill High School , Huntington in Huntington, West Virginia , Rose Hill Christian High School

Where did O.J. Mayo go to university?

University of Southern California USC

What is O.J. Mayo's occupation?

Shooting Guard/ Point Guard

Short Biography

Ovinton J'Anthony "O. J." Mayo (born November 5, 1987 as Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo) AKA O.J. Mayo is an American professional basketball player. 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 entered the 2008 NBA draft and was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the third overall pick, but later traded him to the Memphis Grizzlies. 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 Mavs in 2012, and with Milwaukee Bucks in 2013. On July 1, 2016, Mayo was dismissed from the NBA for violating the league's anti-drug program.High school career Mayo began playing high school basketball at Rose Hill Christian High School in Ashland, Kentucky. 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 eighth grade, he tallied 20.5 points per game and was named a first-team all-state player by the Louisville Courier-Journal. Mayo then moved to suburban Cincinnati to live with his club team coach Dwaine Barnes. (Mayo referred to him as his "grandfather" but the two aren't related.) Mayo enrolled at North College Hill High School in April 2003. The Cincinnati Enquirer and local television stations sent reporters to cover Mayo's first day of school at NCH.Mayo was selected as Mr. 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. 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. Much like another high school star from Ohio (St. Vincent–St. Mary High School), LeBron 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.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. On July 5, 2006, it was reported by ESPN that he would attend USC. On July 8, however, WSAZ-TV reported that USC was only one of three colleges that Mayo was considering: the other two being Kansas State University and the University of Florida.Mayo enrolled at Huntington High School in Huntington, West v*rginia for the 2006–07 school year. He formally committed to USC in November 2006.In January 2007, Mayo allegedly assaulted referee Mike Lazo after being ejected from a Huntington High game vs. Capital High School at the Charleston Civic Center. According to West v*rginia 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. However, shortly after, the restraining order was nullified and Mayo was suspended for three games, a punishment that Mayo described as "fair".On March 9, 2007, Mayo and three other men were cited by the Cabell County Sheriff's Dept. for misdemeanor simple possession of marijuana. Officers found the cannabis in a car in which Mayo was a passenger and, since no one claimed possession, all occupants were ticketed. Charges against Mayo were dropped on March 12, 2007 after one of the other passengers in the vehicle took responsibility for the marijuana.Awards and honorsMayo was selected by the West v*rginia Sports Writers Association as the 2007 recipient of the Bill Evans Award for the state's boys basketball player of the year. Mayo led the state in scoring for the 2006–2007 season at 28.4 points per game. Runner-up in the voting was teammate Patrick Patterson.On March 17, 2007, Mayo led Huntington High School to its third consecutive Class AAA basketball championship in the state of West v*rginia with 103–61 rout of South Charleston. Mayo finished with a triple-double: 41 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists. In his final moments with a minute left in the game, Mayo threw the ball off the backboard from the free-throw line, caught it in midair, and dunked. He then threw the ball deep into the stands and held up three fingers, a reference to Huntington High's three-straight basketball state championships.He graduated in May 2007 and signed a letter of intent to enroll at USC. He scored a 29 on the ACT, placing him in the 95th percentile nationally.College career Mayo had given Kansas State a soft verbal commitment to play for them, but retracted it when head coach Bob Huggins announced he would take the same position at West v*rginia. Frank Martin, by whom Mayo was recruited, was named head coach. Former teammate at North College Hill High School Bill Walker opted to stay and play for Martin.Mayo enrolled at the University of Southern California in the summer of 2007, taking two classes. While waiting for the season to begin, he played pickup basketball against NBA players such as Kobe Bryant, Sam Cassell, Kevin Garnett, Mike Dunleavy, Jr., D. J. Augustin, Jason Kidd, Adam Morrison, and J. J. Redick.Mayo earned All-Pac-10 first team honors. In the 2008 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, the Trojans lost to UCLA, featuring Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook, in the semi-finals. Both Mayo and Love were selected to the All-Pac-10 tournament team. In his NCAA Tournament debut with the Trojans, Mayo scored 20 points as USC was beaten by Kansas State and freshman Michael Beasley and old high school teammate Bill Walker.Mayo did not return for his sophomore season, opting to instead enter the 2008 NBA draft.Professional career Memphis Grizzlies (2008–2012)Dallas Mavericks (2012–2013) Milwaukee Bucks (2013–2016) League ban On July 1, 2016, Mayo was dismissed from the NBA for a drug violation. He is eligible for reinstatement in two years