HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - Huntington native O-J Mayo is profiled
in this week's issue of Sports Illustrated as the most renowned
high school basketball player since LeBron James.
The magazine conducted a question and answer interview with Mayo before he headed to Los Angeles to take summer classes at the
University of Southern California.
In the interview, Mayo said his goal is to win a national
championship at U-S-C. He said basketball is what he loves to do
and being successful at it is a way to help his family and live the
life he wants.
He also said he plans to study business management, but also
want to get involved in real estate investment to he can fix up old
houses and make other improvements to his home community.
Mayo also talks about his decision to transfer from Cincinnati's
North College Hill to play his senior year of high school at
Huntington High. He said he wanted to be close to family and eat
his mom's cooking.
Mayo led West Virginia in scoring last season at 28-point-four
points per game -- helping Huntington win its third straight Class
Triple-A title. He was named the state's boys basketball player of