Monday, November 17, 2014

Eastern Kentucky Signs Nick Mayo and Paul Jones for 2015-16

Eastern Kentucky University men's basketball recently signed Nick Mayo and Paul Jones for the 2015-16 season.

Here's a release from EKU:

RICHMOND, Ky. – Nick Mayo and Paul Jones have signed National Letters of Intent to play college basketball at Eastern Kentucky, head coach Jeff Neubauer announced today.

Mayo is a 6-foot-8 forward from Oakland, Maine, where he plays for Peter McLaughlin at Messalonskee High School. Jones is a 6-foot-7 forward from Lake Worth, Florida, where he plays for Martin McCann at Palm Beach State College.

Mayo averaged 15.1 points and 13.6 rebounds per game his junior season, while helping lead Messalonskee to the Class A quarterfinals. He also led the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference in blocks at 2.5 per game. A very proficient free throw shooter, Mayo shot 81 percent during the season, making 68 of 84.

"Nick is an outstanding young man with a very bright future," Neubauer said. "He is a skilled bigger player who excels as a shooter and passer."

Mayo shoots well from three-point land. EKU has led the Ohio Valley Conference in three-pointers made five out of the last six years, and was fifth in the country last season.

During the summer months, Mayo competed in the AAU Division I 11th-Grade National Championships in Louisville where he was noticed by the EKU coaching staff. Mayo made his official visit to campus the weekend of Sept. 13 and watched the 2013-14 Colonels get their OVC Championship rings at halftime of the football game.

Mayo played AAU for the Maine Athletic Club.

Jones averaged 6.7 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 2012-13 for the Panthers. He grabbed 54 offensive rebounds and shot 60 percent from the floor during his freshman season at Palm Beach State. He did not play during the 2013-14 season.

"Paul brings a high level of athleticism to our program," said Neubauer. "We expect him to rebound and block shots at a very high level. Paul is a humble and thoughtful young man whose best days are ahead of him."

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