Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
One day after being offered by West Virginia, Notre Dame Prep guard Todd Mayo has chosen another Big East school.
“I’m committing to Marquette,” he said by text.
The 6-foot-4 Mayo also considered Central Florida, Memphis, Baylor and Oklahoma State.
“I’ve had a long year here at Notre Dame Prep, and while some schools are picking up interest now, Marquette has also been loyal to me the whole way,” he said. “I also like the fact that their whole staff has seen me play and they all feel like I’m a great fit for the Marquette family. I’ve grown to trust Aki Collins and Buzz Williams and feel certain that they can help take my game to the highest level possible.”
The half brother of NBA guard O.J. Mayo, Todd is a natural scoring guard who put up 83 points in three games as Notre Dame Prep made a run to the final of the National Prep Championship.
Mayo scored a game-high 27 in the final, when Notre Dame Prep fell to Andre Drummond and St. Thomas More, 90-74.
“Todd is clearly one of the best scorers we’ve had here at Notre Dame Prep,” said Notre Dame Prep coach Ryan Hurd, “and I’m excited to see what he can do in the Big East.”
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.