Mayo has the hype; these guys will have the longevity
Originally Published: November 1, 2007By Doug Gottlieb | Special to ESPN.com
When O.J. Mayo landed at USC, many pundits declared that Mayo, a consensus All-American in high school, would forever change the perception of USC's basketball program. Mayo -- like Greg Oden, Kevin Durant and many, many others before -- is seen as a "program changer", a player whose skill is so profound and rep so immense that writers want to cover his team and other elite talents want to play with his team.
Brian Spurlock/US PresswireBlake Griffin, a McDonald's All-American, stayed in state to join his brother on the Oklahoma Sooners.
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