Nick Mayo, a senior at Messalonskee High School in Oakland, Maine, has accepted a full scholarship to Eastern Kentucky University.
Most of his extended family lives on the Island. His grandparents, Donna and Marsden Brewer, live in Stonington, as does his great-grandmother Marilyn Hutchinson, an avid basketball fan. His uncle, Randy Shepard, lives in Deer Isle and coached the Deer Isle-Stonington High School varsity girls basketball team this year. Mayo still enjoys playing ball with his Island cousins, Morgan and Ethan Shepard and Mason and Lucas Oliver.
His mother, Jennifer Mayo, was a standout basketball player at DISHS before graduating in 1989. Her jersey (#30) was retired and now hangs in the entryway to the gym.
Mayo will study Sports Management in college, starting this summer. He was a finalist for the Mr. Basketball award this year. He has won multiple awards from the Kennebec Valley Athletic Conference as Player of the Year, First Team All Conference, and All-Defensive Team, along with being named to the Bangor Daily News All-tournament Team. This year, per game, he averaged 24.4 points, 13.4 rebounds, and had an 80 percent average from the free-throw line.