OJ Mayo was one of the most highly touted prospects from a young age that we had ever seen as a starter for his high school’s varsity basketball team in 7th grade to being the top prospect in the country for the 2007 high school class.
This led to one season at USC and being the No. 3 pick of the 2008 NBA Draft.
After averaging 13.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game in eight seasons, Mayo was banned from the league in July 2016 for abusing prescription pain killers.
Mayo is now attempting a comeback to professional basketball, and has signed to play in Puerto Rico:
— Christian Santaella (@csantaellaSSA) April 4, 2018
Mayo becomes eligible for reinstatement on July 1, 2018, but there is no guarantee the NBA will grant it.
It will be a difficult journey for Mayo to make it back to the NBA, now as a 30-year-old player who has been out of the league for two years and who struggled in his last few seasons in the league in his mid to late 20s.