Draft Outlook: O.J. Mayo
This is a special feature from guest blogger Christopher Sells.
By now, you’ve heard enough about Derrick Rose and Michael Beasley to make you feel like you’ve been watching them for a long time. If you’ve missed out, check here for John Nguyen’s piece on who should go one and who should go two. We’ll be shining some light on some of the draft’s other notable names in the next couple of days.
O.J. Mayo 6’4" 200 PG/SG Southern California
07-08 Stats: 20.7 ppg, 4.5 rpg 3.3 apg 3.5 TO
Mayo seems to be the player outside of Rose and Beasley that is viewed as the most NBA ready. His size is good and he has good athleticism. He is also described as an NBA-ready scorer from anywhere on the court. Many are pointing to his work ethic as a sign of even better things to come. His shot selection has been questioned along with his turnovers and the alleged payment situation involving an agent has some wondering about his character. Despite this, most drafts have him being taken with the third overall pick