Personal ... Full name is Ovinton J'Anthony Mayo ... parents are Alisha Mayo and Kenny Ziegler, who also played basketball at Huntington High School (W.V.) ... 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) ... competed for the varsity squad as a seventh and eighth grader for Rose Hill Christian School, averaging 20.5 points as an eighth grader and 23.2 points as a seventh grader ... along with Mike Conley and Rudy Gay, co-hosted the 2009 Staxtacular fundraiser benefiting the Stax Music Academy ... distributed 100 pairs of athletic shoes to children as part of the Refugee Empowerment Program in January 2010 ... a former Boys & Girls Club member as a youth, was the keynote speaker at the 39th Annual Steak 'n Burger benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Memphis in March 2010 ... brother, Todd, plays guard for the Marquette Golden Eagles ... 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 small YMCA gym in West Virginia ... favorite meal is spaghetti and meatballs ... on Twitter as @JuiceMayo32.
Pro Career ... 2011-12: Averaged 12.6 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.1 steals and 26.8 minutes in 66 games ... led Memphis 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 ... served as the closer in three wins in January, with double digit scoring in fourth quarters at MIN on 1/4, at NOH on 1/18 and vs. DEN on 1/31 ... 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) for the third consecutive season ... MEM posted a 32-22 record when using Mayo off the bench, as he directly contributed to the reserves averaging 27.4 points one season after averaging 20.0 points ... 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) ... Holds career playoff averages of 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.0 steals and 26.3 minutes ... 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 in 2007-08 ... 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.
- Locker Room - 11/9/13: O.J. MayoO.J. Mayo talks about Milwaukee's turnovers at the end of the game in a loss to the Dallas Mavericks.
- Locker Room 11/2/13: O.J. MayoO.J. Mayo talks about Milwaukee's loss to the Toronto Raptors in the home opener.
- MMAC Luncheon - O.J. MayoO.J. Mayo gets interviewed by Jon Mcglocklin at the Bucks annual MMAC Tip Off Luncheon
- Media Day: O.J. MayoO.J. Mayo sits down with Jim Paschke at Media Day
- Bucks Sign O.J. Mayo: Exclusive InterviewO.J. Mayo talks about his transition to Milwaukee, new beginnings and what he brings to the Bucks in an exclusive interview.