O.J. Mayo

Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 210
College: USC
Birth Place: Huntington, West Virginia
Draft: 2008 1st round (3rd pick) by the
  • Magic hire Weltman, who hours later names Hammond as GM
    ABC News

    Magic hire Weltman, who hours later names Hammond as GM

    Jeff Weltman didn't wait long to make his first move as the Orlando Magic's president of basketball operations. Hours after the Magic formally announced Tuesday morning they had hired Weltman, he named longtime NBA executive John Hammond as the club's new general manager. Hammond replaces Rob Hennigan, who was fired last month after the Magic failed to make the playoffs during his five-year tenure. Hammond, 62, spent the last nine seasons as the Milwaukee Bucks general manager. In Hammond's 26 years in the NBA, his teams have made 15 postseason appearances. "John brings tremendous experience and is a great talent evaluator," said Weltman, who was an assistant general manager under Hammond in

  • USA Today

    Hardhats building Bucks' arena make routine of daily stretch

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The hundreds of construction workers putting up the new Milwaukee Bucks arena stretch, bend, squat and wiggle — all before 7 a.m. The daily loosening-up regimen is a priority for Minnesota-based Mortenson Construction, which is managing the $524 million project. Mel Langlais, safety director for the company's Milwaukee Operating Group, tells the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/2qNkdyf ) that the morning sessions aren't just about stretching. Langlais says they are a cultural thing that set a tone for the rest of the day. Mortenson started daily stretching on its job sites about 20 years ago. Langlais says the company saw immediate benefits including a reduced injury

  • Jah Reid isn't the villain in UCF lawsuit
    Orlando Sentinel

    Jah Reid isn't the villain in UCF lawsuit

    Perhaps you’ve heard the saying, “It’s better to ask forgiveness than permission.” Apparently they have at UCF. Its athletic department has stumbled into a legal battle that could have been avoided had somebody had thought to pick up a phone and ask, “Mind if we do this?” The person getting the call should have been Jah Reid, the former Knight offensive lineman now with the Kansas City Chiefs. UCF used pictures of him to promote coach Scott Frost’s football camp. You wouldn’t think that’s a big deal, and it shouldn’t have been. Now a simple mistake has evolved into national “Athlete Suing Alma Mater” story where nobody looks good. Start with Reid, who has filed a civil suit seeking $200,000 in