Posted On: 10/22/18 12:17 PM
It has been quite the rise for 2020 guard Mayoum Mayoum.
The Australian born guard broke out in a big way at the 2017 Prep Hoops Top 250 Expo where he played against the upperclassmen. He went toe to toe with 2019 Oak Ridge guard Niven Glover
Since then, Mayoum has earned five Division I offers from Auburn, Mississippi State, Georgetown, Stetson and Canisius. He says all of the programs text him daily to keep up with his progress.
As a sophomore, Mayoum, a 6’4″, 185-pounder suited up at DME. Earlier this year, he transferred to Potter’s House Christian, a move that keeps him in the SIAA for another season.
“I felt like it was in my best interest,” Mayoum told Prep Hoops about his move to Potter’s House Christian. “Every day it feels like a battle competing and playing against all these top-level players.”
Mayoum credits a big summer for his growth as a player among other gains.
“The biggest takeaway from DME was this summer when I had a chance to focus in with Angie Lawrence & strength coach Rashad Roberts, who’s now at Embry Riddle, on my body. I was 155 lbs when I first started with coach Roberts,” he said. “They were able to help me transform and strengthen me while still adding healthy weight. While also being able to be in the gym with coach Nick working on correcting my shot mechanics.”
This summer, Mayoum spent time with Showtime Hoops.
“Those guys helped me out tremendously. I was able to play with and against one of the top guys in the country,” he said. “Collectively, amongst my family and all coaches, we decided it was best to stay in the gym and continue to put work in on my game and prepare for the season, as opposed to continue playing in July, with the offers I had picked up in just April.”
Mayoum called his biggest strengths his athleticism, aggression to the rim and ability to break down defenses.
“I’m still putting in work daily to correct my shot,” he said. “It’s a muscle memory thing, the more shots I get up, the more consistent it will be. It’s a daily struggle but I want to be able to add that to my game for the next level. It’s all about every day, just getting better.”
One of the most humble kids you’ll meet off the court, Mayoum always comes to play on it. His ballhandling, speed and willingness to drive and attack is very dangerous. You can tell he puts the work in during the off-season. With added weight and a focus on shooting at a higher clip, I expect Mayoum to flourish at Potter’s House Christian this season alongside a very athletic and deep group. He has a high ceiling.