Todd Mayo, the younger brother of NBA player O.J. Mayo, plans to leave Marquette University before his upcoming senior season and pursue professional basketball in the NBA D-League, reports Shams Charania of RealGM. Mayo intends to enter next June’s NBA Draft, Charania writes. Mayo is currently not ranked by either Chad Ford of ESPN.com or Draft Express.
According to Charania, Mayo, 23, has received support from his family and the university in deciding to leave school. Marquette officials are expected to make an official announcement within the next two days, notes Charania. Of his decision, Mayo said, “I’m looking forward to the D-League and just learning and getting better.”
In his junior season, Mayo was Marquette’s third-leading scorer at 11.3 PPG, and shot 46.1 percent from the field. The 6-foot-3 guard played 30 games a season ago and was projected as a starter this coming year.