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Providence is the latest school to offer Todd Mayo, the 6-foot-4 uncommitted senior combo guard from Notre Dame Prep and the half-brother of Memphis Grizzlies guard O.J. Mayo.
“I like Providence,” Mayo said after watching the Friars shock No. 8 Villanova, 83-68. “They definitely get up and down and play. They play hard, never quit and what really surprised me was they made some guards that possibly could be in the NBA this year or next year quit. Providence never let up and it’s the second team they have knocked off this year that was highly ranked in the country.”
Half a dozen Notre Dame Prep players attended the game with head coach Ryan Hurd, including 2012 Providence commit Ricky Ledo.
Mayo is also being courted by Kansas, Baylor, Marquette, West Virginia “and maybe Pitt.” he said.
If all goes well and the snow does not delay him,Jim Carr will be back by his son’s side sometime early Thursday morning.
After flying back from the Rutgers-Cincinnati game Wednesday night and landing at Newark Airport at 2:30 a.m., Carr, the Scarlet Knights’ Director of Basketball Operations, will hustle to another gate for a 5 o’clock flight to Durham, N.C.
From there he will head to the Duke Medical Center to be with his wife, Natalie, and their two-and-half-year old son, Brayden.
“It’s unfortunate for the little guy,” Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said. “He’s gone through a heck of an experience and his family, his parents, have been spectacular in their support.”