Former EKU basketball star Nick Mayo signs second professional contract in Japan

Nick Mayo goes up for a floater against Belmont in 2019 at McBrayer Arena. 

Former Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball player and all-time leading scorer in school history, Nick Mayo will be joining Levanga Hokkaido for his second professional basketball season in Japan.

“I am extremely proud to be joining Levanga Hokkaido in my second professional season,” Mayo said in a post on Twitter. “Looking forward to helping the team have a great season and providing the fans with exciting and winning basketball. I look forward to seeing everyone in Sapporo soon!”

Levanga Hokkaido is a Japanese professional basketball team that was founded in 2006 and based in the city of Sapporo on the island of Hokkaido.

Mayo played his first professional basketball season in the B1 League for the Chiba Jets.

During his first season, Mayo averaged 14.6 points per game and 5.6 rebounds according to

He played in 19 games for the Jets and had a 50.7 percent field goal percentage during the 2019 season.

While at EKU, Mayo became the first EKU player and only the 18th OVC player ever to score 2,000 career points. Mayo finished his career at Eastern fifth on the OVC's all-time scoring list and 145th on the NCAA's all-time scoring list with 2,316 points.

He is only the second player in the 71-year history of the OVC to be named first-team all-conference four times.

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