O.J. Mayo

2013 five-star guard Isaac Hamilton commits to UTEP

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Friday was a big day in the future of UTEP basketball, as 2013 shooting guard Isaac Hamilton (Los Angeles, CA/St. John Bosco HS) announced his decision to attend the Conference USA school next season. The move surprised many as Hamilton, who made the announcement on ESPNU, was dressed in a powder blue sweater and yellow [more]

The Morning Mix

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We’re only just 72 hours away from the beginning of college basketball season. The anticipation is palpable.   #ReadoftheDay: ESPN’s Jason King on the landscape of college hoops in 2012 and how it looks similar to the landscape in the 1980s. Read it. (ESPN)   Top Stories: What top-25 team will miss the NCAA Tournament?: [more]

Report: Man at center of corruption investigation says he gave cash to former USC forward Davon Jefferson

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According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, a man at the center of a corruption case within the LA County assessor’s office says he provided former USC forward Davon Jefferson with cash benefits, which would be in violation of NCAA rules. The report identifies the man as Scott Schenter, a former appraiser whose [more]

Mayo associate sues NCAA for $25 million

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Rodney Guillory, the events promoter in the middle of the O.J. Mayo scandal and ensuing sanctions at USC, says the NCAA defamed him and mischaracterized his relationship with Mayo (even though he wasn’t named in the NCAA’s report). So he’s doing what most mad people do today. He’s suing. His $25 million suit against the [more]

USC hoops did its penance

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Kevin O’Neill is a happy man. USC’s self-imposed ban from postseason play, a reduction in scholarships and vacating victories from O.J. Mayo’s lone was enough to ensure the NCAA didn’t levy serious penalties on the men’s basketball team. Then again, given what the NCAA did to the Trojans football program, maybe it just forgot about [more]