Ohio’s Top 50 Athletes of the Decade: No. 38 O.J. Mayo

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No. 38: O.J. Mayo, North College Hill, Basketball, 2003-2006

Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry won two Mr. basketball awards and scored over 2,000 points – in three years.


Today we continue the countdown of JJHuddle’s “Top 50 Ohio High
School Athletes of the Decade” for 1999-2009. Every Monday through
Friday from now until March 26, a new athlete will be released.

Today’s entry won two Mr. basketball awards and scored over 2,000 points – in three years.

38. OJ Mayo, North College Hill, Basketball, 2003-2006: A current member of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies, Mayo won Ohio’s Mr. Basketball award as a sophomore and junior at North College Hill. He also led the Trojans to state titles those two seasons. Mayo averaged 29 points, nine rebounds and six assists per game as a junior. As a senior, Mayo went back to his hometown of Huntington, West Virginia, and led Huntington High to the West Virginia state title. He played for a year at USC before turning pro. Mayo scored 2,033 points in his three years at NCH. Unlike multiple Mr. Basketball winner LeBron James who came a couple years prior, Mayo often had a love-hate relationship with high school basketball fans in Ohio. His talent though was unquestioned.

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COMPLETE COUNTDOWN

Honorable Mention

50. Daequan Cook, Dayton Dunbar, Basketball, 2002-2006

49. Maurice Hall, Columbus Brookhaven, Football, 1997-2001

48. Erick Howard, North Canton Hoover, Football, 2006-2010

47. Jared Sullinger, Columbus Northland, Basketball, 2006-2010

46. Marc Sylvester, Cleveland St. Ignatius, Track,  1997-2001

45. Collin Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2005-2009

44. Dustin Schlatter, Graham/Massillon Perry, Wrestling, 2001-2005

43. Cachet Murray, Girard, Track, 2002-2005

42. Jantel Lavender, Cleveland Central Catholic, Basketball, 2003-2007

41. Whitney Meyers, Cincinnati St. Ursula, Swimming, 1999-2003

40. Lance Palmer, Lakewood St. Edward, Wrestling, 2002-2006

39. Harry Lester, Cuy. Valley Shristian Academy, Wrestling, 1997-2001


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