A source confirmed to Paint Touches that senior shooting guard Todd Mayo is leaving the Marquette program in advance of his final season and will pursue a professional career in the NBA D-League or overseas. Real GM first reported the news.
“We wish Todd nothing but the best and appreciate his contributions to the program, not only since I arrived at Marquette, but during his entire career,” head coach Steve Wojciechowski said in a press release. “I completely understand his desire to continue his career at the professional level and support his decision.”
According to Real GM, Mayo is expected to sign with a D-League team and enter his name in next June’s draft.
“I’m looking forward to the D-League and just learning and getting better,” Mayo told Real GM.
Mayo, 23, endured a turbulent career at Marquette that included an academic suspension his sophomore year, multiple reported rifts with former head coach Buzz Williams and a pair of single-game suspensions stemming from unrelated incidents. Marquette’s press release indicated that Mayo leaves the program “in good academic standing.”
In 88 games Mayo averaged 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game and shot 32 percent from beyond the arc. He was expected to start at shooting guard this upcoming season following the graduation of Jake Thomas.
Stay with Paint Touches for more details on the situation.