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O.J. Mayo

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Background

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
Named to the NBA’s All-Rookie First Team in 2009... Finished second in Rookie of the Year voting to Derrick Rose after the 2008-09 season in which he averaged 18.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 38.0 minutes in 82 games (82 starts)... Two-time NBA Rookie of the Month (November 2008 and April 2009)... Selected to participate in the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas in 2009 and Phoenix in 2008... Grabbed his 1,000th career rebound at LAL on 10/30/12... Dished his 1,000th career assist vs. PHX on 1/27/13

2013-14 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
Appeared in a career-low 52 games during his sixth NBA season with averages of 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game ... missed 10 games due to illness/conditioning and lost an additional 10 due to a sprained right ankle ... also sat out one game for personal reasons and another due to an NBA suspension while receiving eight DNP-CDs ... scored in double figures 25 times including 12 games with 20+ points ... led the team in scoring 15 times, which trailed only Brandon Knight’s 29 such games ... scored a season-high 28 points in consecutive games vs. CLE on 11/6 (9-for-19, 6-for-7 from 3) and vs. DAL on 11/9 (11-for-20, 4-for-7 from 3) ... matched his career high with 7 3-pointers at PHI on 2/24 en route to 25 points.

PRO CAREER
2012-13: Averaged 15.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 35.5 minutes in 82 games (all starts) … was the only Maverick to appear in all 82 games … notched one 40-point game and four games with 30+ points (3-1 record) … led the team in scoring 25 times and assists 25 times (includes ties) … shot 56.8% (42-74 3FGs) from 3-point range through the first 13 games of the season … grabbed his 1,000th career rebound at LAL (10/30/12) … made a career-high 7 3-pointers vs. CHA on 11/3 … scored 30+ points in consecutive games for the 4th time in his career but the first since February 2009 (33 at WAS 2/2/09; 32 vs. HOU 2/4/09) … became the first Maverick other than Dirk Nowitzki to score 30+ points in two straight games since Josh Howard did it in March 2008 ... scored 20+ points in five consecutive games from 11/3-10 (averaging 25.8 ppg in span), marking just the second time in his career that he recorded 20+ points in five straight outings (also 11/22-11/29/08) … scored all 11 of Dallas’ points in OT vs. GS on 11/19; prior to Mayo, the last player to score all of his team’s points in an OT period (at least 10 points) was OKC’s Russell Westbrook at NJN on 12/1/10 … scored a career-high-tying 40 points (15-26 FGs, 6-9 3FGs, 4-4 FTs), including 16 in first quarter and 16 in fourth quarter (10 in the last 3 minutes) at HOU on 12/8 … only one other Mavs starting guard in the last 18 seasons had scored 40+ points in a game: Michael Finley had 42 at DET (11/27/02) … dished out his 1,000th career assist at the 9:22 mark of the third quarter vs. PHX on 1/27.

2011-12: Averaged 12.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 26.8 minutes in 66 games … led team in 3-pointers made (100) for the fourth consecutive season … was the only Grizzlies player to appear in every game … ranked second in scoring among NBA players without a single start during the season … scored in double figures in the fourth quarter seven times, with the Grizzlies going 6-1 in those games … had a season-high 24 points to go with 3 rebounds and 3 assists in 29 minutes at MIL on 3/31 … scored 20+ points in consecutive games from 3/31-4/2 for the first time since 11/3-5/10 … led the team in scoring in a career-high four consecutive games from 3/31-4/4, averaging 20.5 points in those tilts … dished a season-high 8 assists and made the clinching 3-pointer with 57.0 seconds remaining at DEN on 3/11, guiding MEM to its first win at the Pepsi Center since 11/28/06 ... scored 17 of his 20 points in 4th quarter in a win over UTA on 4/14, the most points in any single quarter by a Grizzlies player in 2011-12.

2010-11: Averaged 11.3 points, 2.4 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 26.3 minutes in 71 games (17 starts) … led the team in 3-pointers made (96) … came off the bench for the first time in his career vs. MIA on 11/20, ending his consecutive start streak of 177 consecutive games, which was the NBA’s third-longest active streak behind Derek Fisher and Luis Scola … had nine games with 20+ points and 43 games with 10+ points … had a season-high 29 points to go with 7 rebounds, 5 assists, 3 steals and 1 block in 40 minutes vs. MIN on 10/30 … after playing 198 straight games to start his career, missed his first NBA game vs. OKC on 1/4 due to bronchitis … missed 10 games from 1/28-2/13 due to a league suspension.

2009-10: Started all 82 games, averaging 17.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 1.2 steals and 38.0 minutes while shooting 45.8% from the field, 38.3% from 3-point range and 80.9% from the line … among NBA leaders, ranked 10th in minutes (38.0) … selected to the T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at NBA All-Star Weekend in Dallas for the second consecutive season, recording 8 points and a game-high 10 assists … scored career-high 40 points (17-25 FGs, 4-8 3FGs, 2-2 FTs) in 38 minutes at DEN on 11/1, the first 40-point game in franchise history without a turnover.

2008-09: Runner-up to the Chicago Bulls’ Derrick Rose for the 2008-09 NBA Rookie of the Year Award after leading all first-year players in scoring (18.5 points, 28th in the NBA) and minutes (38.0, 11th) … became the first Grizzlies player since Pau Gasol in 2001-02 to win the NBA T-Mobile Western Conference Rookie of the Month Award twice, earning the honor in Oct./Nov. 2008 and April 2009 … set Grizzlies franchise rookie records in total points (1,516), FGM (562), FGA (1,283), total minutes (3,210), 3FG% (.384) and FT% (.879), which also broke the overall franchise record (.873) set by Brian Cardinal in 2004-05 … ranked in the top-10 among NBA rookies in scoring (1st), minutes (1st), assists (3.2, 5th), steals (1.1, 3rd), 3-pointers made (145, 2nd), 3FG% (6th) and FT% (2nd) … scored 10+ points in each of his first 25 games, which was the NBA’s longest streak to start a career since David Robinson (77) in 1989-90 … recorded 12 points and a team-best three steals in the NBA T-Mobile Rookie Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix on 2/13 … finished as runner-up to OKC’s Kevin Durant in the GEICO H-O-R-S-E competition during All-Star weekend on 2/14 … grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds to go with 22 points (7-17 FGs, 1-4 3FGs, 7-8 FTs) and 5 assists vs. NOH on 2/9 … dished a season-high 10 assists at GSW on 3/30.

PLAYOFF HISTORY
(20 games, 2 starts) ... 2012: In seven First Round games vs. LAC, averaged 8.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.3 steals and 23.3 minutes … had a playoff career-high 20 points to go with 4 rebounds and 2 steals in 24 minutes in Game 2 vs. LAC … 2011: Averaged 11.3 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 27.8 minutes in 13 postseason games (2 starts) as the Grizzlies advanced to the Western Conference Semifinals for the first time in franchise history … led the team in 3-pointers made (20) and 3FG% (.408) … became the franchise’s all-time postseason leader in 3-point field goals made … scored a postseason-high 18 points in Games 3 and 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals vs. OKC.

COLLEGE
In lone season at USC (2007-08), led team in scoring (20.7 points, 2nd in Pac-10), assists (3.3, 10th) and steals (1.6, 6th) and was a finalist for the Naismith and Wooden Awards … earned First Team All-Pac-10 and All-Freshman honors … set school freshman single-season records for scoring average, points scored (684) and 3-pointers made (88) … his 20.7 ppg was the best ever for a USC freshman and trails just Shareef Abdur-Rahim of California (21.1, 1995-96) for the Pac-10 freshman record … recorded five games with 30+ points, including a career-high 37 points at Arizona on 3/1/08 … in his collegiate debut, tallied 32 points vs. Mercer on 11/10/07 to set a school freshman debut record and a Galen Center record for points in a game … totaled 20 points vs. Michael Beasley’s Kansas State Wildcats in the first round of the 2008 NCAA Tournament on 3/20/08.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Selected by Minnesota in the first round (third overall pick) of the 2008 NBA Draft … draft rights traded along with Greg Buckner, Marko Jaric and Antoine Walker to Memphis in exchange for Brian Cardinal, Mike Miller, Jason Collins and the draft rights to Kevin Love on 6/26/08 … signed by Dallas as a free agent on 7/18/12 … signed by Milwaukee as a free agent on 7/13/13.

PERSONAL
Full name is Ovinton J’Anthony Mayo … parents are Alisha Mayo and Kenny Ziegler … was given the name of Ovinton after his grandfather of the same name … widely regarded as the top high school recruit of 2007, led Huntington High School to a 25-2 record, a third-straight state title and the highest-ever national ranking (No. 3) for a Mountain State team … named EA Sports National High School Boys Basketball Player of the Year and was a First-Team selection for an unprecedented third consecutive season … his list of honors includes being named a McDonald’s All-American, a Parade All-American three times and a three-time member of USA Today’s All-USA basketball team … named Ohio’s Mr. Basketball as a junior and a sophomore, becoming only the second sophomore to earn the honor (LeBron James is the other) … along with Larry Sanders, distributed Thanksgiving meals to patrons of Milwaukee’s House of Peace in 2013 … business major at USC, scoring in the 95 percentile on the ACT … wore the number 32 starting in the fifth grade in honor of Hall of Famer Magic Johnson … made his first dunk in the seventh grade at a YMCA gym in West Virginia … favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs.

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Height: 6'5''/ 1.96m
Weight: 210 lbs./ 95.3 kg
Born: November 05, 1987
From: University of Southern California
Draft: 1st Round (3rd pick) 2008 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: 2008
Years Pro: 6
Previous Teams:
  Milwaukee Bucks 2013 - 2014
  Dallas Mavericks 2013 - 2013
  Memphis Grizzlies 2012 - 2012
  Dallas Mavericks 2012 - 2012
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Prior to NBA/Country: USC/USA

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