The O.J. Factor

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Last year, before O.J.Mayo came to Huntington High School, the school's basketball team earned $25,000.

That's no longer the case.

The high school phenomenon is the top-ranked player in the country and signed a letter of intent to go to the University of Southern California next year.

Mayo has dazzled sports fans all across the country with his slam-dunks and no-look passes, helping increase revenue.

Before last week's game against nationally ranked Artesia, the team's net revenue for the season was about $125,000.

Huntington High School Principal Greg Webb says income from the Veterans Memorial Field House, Charleston Civic Center and Cam Henderson Center could push profits to more than $500,000.

Teams that have gone up against Huntington have also benefited financially, with a combined profit of $120,000.


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