USC's O.J Mayo Named U.S. Bank Pac-10 Men's Basketball Player of the Week

Feb. 25, 2008

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - USC guard O.J. Mayo has been named the U.S. Bank Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week for Feb. 18 - 24, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Mayo, a freshman from Huntington, W.V., led USC to two home victories over Oregon and Oregon State this week. In the win vs. Oregon, Mayo helped lead USC back from a 15-point first-half deficit and 13-point second-half deficit by tallying 32 points. Mayo went on to make 8-of-18 FGs (.444) and 5-of-7 3FGs (.714) while adding a pair of rebounds, assists, and blocks and three steals. Against Oregon State, Mayo scored 21 points in 25 minutes and made his way into the records books by becoming USC's all-time freshman record holder for three-pointers in a season when he hit four vs. OSU to give him 66 for the year. Mayo shot .500 percent (8-of-16) from the field and .571 percent (4-of-7) from three-point range. To that he added five rebounds, two assists, and three steals.

Mayo averaged 26.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 assists, and 3.0 steals this past week to earn him the weekly award.

This is the first weekly honor for Mayo and USC's 27th Player of the Week all-time. He's the fifth different freshman to earn the honor this season - a Pac-10 record.

2007-08 U.S. Bank Pac-10 Players of the Week: Nov. 20 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH; Nov. 26 - Kevin Love, Fr., F, UCLA; Dec. 3 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL; Dec. 10 - Jordan Hill, So., F, ARIZ; Dec. 17 - Ty Abbott, Fr., G, ASU. Dec. 24 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH. Dec. 31 - Jerome Randle, So., G, CAL; Jan. 7 - James Harden, Fr., G, ASU; Jan. 14 - Kevin Love, Fr., C, UCLA; Jan. 21 - Jon Brockman, Jr., F, WASH; Jan. 28 - Kevin Love, Fr., C, UCLA; Feb. 4 - Ryan Anderson, So., F, CAL; Feb. 11 - Jeff Pendergraph, Jr., F, ASU; Feb. 18 - Jerryd Bayless, Fr., G, ARIZ; Feb. 25 - O.J. Mayo, Fr., G, USC.

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