Memphis Grizzlies Guard O.J. Mayo is used to racking up the Honors..
Now the Rookie from U.S.C. is getting special notice from The Sporting News.
That company's new Sporting News Magazine names Mayo its' NBA Player to Watch in 2009.
The Magazine, which hits newsstands today, spotlights only ONE athlete in each sport from College to Pro hoops, to Football, Baseball, Hockey, even NASCAR.
Sporting News NBA Guru Sean Deveney writes Mayo is NOT waiting to become a star..he already is, leading all Rookies in Scoring, and is Top 5 in 6 other statistical categories.
Mayo led the Grizzlies with 21 points in yesterdays' blowout win over Dallas at FedExForum, 102 to 82.
Mayo and the Grizzlies next host the Minnesota Timberwolves Tuesday night at FedExForum.