Thursday , Apr , 10 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

OJ Mayo to Declare for Draft, Hire Agent

O.J. Mayo is leaving Southern California after one season to enter the NBA draft.

Mayo plans to hire an agent, which would prevent him from returning to the Trojans. He said he plans to finish his spring classes and then prepare for the June draft.

“I am so thankful for the fans and alumni at USC and around the nation that have been so supportive of me and my teammates throughout the season,” Mayo said in a statement. “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.” [Yahoo! Sports]