If you want to find O.J. Mayo, look no further than the practice court. That’s where Mayo can be found shooting jumpshot after jumpshot. It has translated on the court, where Mayo has been scoring more and has been doing it efficiently. His teammates have noticed
“One thing about Juice is that he’s a competitor. He loves to win. When a person has that much fire in him, with his talent and the way he shoots, it’s a great attribute to our team. For him to get through all that (he has gone through), that just shows mental toughness. I’m glad he’s my teammate.”
“I look up to him for the way he’s handled himself. It seems unreal what he’s had to go through the whole year. It seemed like issue after issue popped up out of nowhere but I knew once he got comfortable in his role he’d get back in a groove. He’s making shots he’s used to making.”
“He’s in the gym late at night working on his game and you can tell. He understands we need him and he’s big for this team.”
“We had a conversation and I told him, ‘Shoot the ball when you’re open. That’s what you do’ I’ve never taken you out when you miss shots, so don’t think that you can’t take a shot because you might miss it. You can’t make them if you don’t shoot them.’ He’s come on and shot the ball extremely well. It’s important for us as we go forward that he continues to shoot the ball well. He’s a big factor on our squad. We need him to make shots.”
The Memphis Grizzlies can rest assured that they will get the best of O.J. Mayo in the Playoffs.