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Posted On: 05/18/18 8:04 PM
During his half semester stay at DME Academy in Daytona Beach, Class of 2020 guard Mayoum Mayoum turned in wowing displays of athletic finishing.
The 6-foot-4 Mayoum levitated, utilized the hang time and crunched extravagant, pulsating dunks.
Few players in the SIAA conference’s recent history, save for perhaps Corey Sanders (Rutgers) and Luguentz Dort (headed to Arizona State) have mirrored such superior above the rim athletic aptitude.
His style is so aptly suited for the high major game, which prioritizes high caliber athleticism.
While several of the Australia native dunks have gone viral, Mayoum’s recent play has ramped up his high major recruitment.
Mississippi State and Georgetown have been the latest to plunk down scholarship offers for Mayoum, who plays with an unbridled energy. Expect this sustained relentless approach to catalyze a core which returns 5-foot-9 point guard DeAndre Harvey and 6-foot-5 Class of 2020 prospect Keano Calderon next season.
Mayoum arrived at the doorstep as a superior athlete with a proclivity for barreling his way to the rim.
It is this rarified blend of fearlessness, swagger, and constant hyper aggressive attack mode which sold DME high school coach Dan Mondragon on Mayoum’s upside.
“He’s got what coaches don’t want to worry about and that’s a motor,” said Mondragon of his fast-rising prospect.
“He gives you everything he’s got on every possession. There’s such a tenacity to him.”
Mondragon is cognizant that polishing his skill-set and developing a reliable perimeter game would accelerate Mayoum’s growth. As vertically explosive as Mayoum is and as crafty as he is in picking apart a defense on thorough surges to the rim, there’s room for growth as he transitions to being a complete player.
“He’s been putting the time into improving his shooting,” Mondragon explained.
“He’s a worker and a gym rat. He will continue to get better and take the necessary steps as he evolves.”
Mayoum has made it clear he does not want to be pigeonholed as an uber athlete. That label generally gives off the assumption that there are limitations to his game.
Since the competitive juices are coursing through his veins at a frenetic pace, expect Mayoum to work at a frantic pace to refine all facets of his game.
Niko Johnson, a high-flying combo guard who played at The Conrad School, is back on the market after one injury-plagued season at Vincennes.
Elton Walker of Miami Killian, a high rising athlete with a wide ranging offensive tools, appears to be leaning toward Division-1 Incarnate Word.
Cardinal Brown of Miami Norland will continue his career at Livingstone College of North Carolina.
Tyson Jolly, who starred as a bouncy and high scoring 6-foot-4 guard under then-coach Chad Myers at Elev8 Prep (Delray Beach, Fla.) has transferred from Baylor and will entertain lofty expectations during a JUCO season.