Mayo Named To The USBWA All-District IX Team

March 11, 2008

USC freshman guard O.J. Mayo was named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District IX Team it was announced today (March 11). There are nine districts from coast to coast and the voting is tabulated from the USBWA membership. District IX is comprised of the states of California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Oregon and Washington.

Mayo leads USC in scoring (20.9), steals (46), three-pointers (82) and assists (94), ranks second in free throw percentage (.797) and is third in rebounds (140). Mayo has established the USC freshman record for three-point baskets and for points in a season (626). His scoring average of 20.9 currently ranks as the top ever by a USC freshman and trails only Shareef Abdur-Rahim of California who set the Pac-10 Conference freshmen record with 21.1 points per game in 1995-96.

The freshman from Huntington, W.V. also ranks in the USC all-time top 10 lists in three-pointers made in a season (5th), most points in season (6th) and most career 30-point games (4 - T-6th).

Mayo has previously been named a John R. Wooden Award Finalist, All-Pac-10 First Team, Pac-10 All-Freshman Team, NABC District 15 Team, and was an honorable mention selection to the Pac-10 All-Defensive Team.

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