MILWAUKEE Sophomore guard Todd Mayo is officially academically eligible and is set to return to the Marquette University mens basketball team.
A university source confirmed to FOXSportsWisconsin.com that Mayo has met eligibility requirements and could be in uniform when Marquette hosts LSU on Saturday. Head coach Buzz Williams met with Mayo and his family Thursday to discuss his reinstatement.
Ruled academically ineligible on Nov. 5, Mayo was away from the team until last weekend when he returned to practice with the Golden Eagles.
Mayos return will be a welcomed sight for a Marquette team that has had its struggles on the offensive end, including scoring just 47 points in a two-point loss to UW-Green Bay on Wednesday. The brother of Dallas Mavericks'guard O.J. Mayo, the 6-foot-3 guard will also give the Golden Eagles an outside shooting threat that they have badly lacked.
A key contributor off the bench, Mayo averaged 7.9 points and 2.7 rebounds per game as a freshman, shooting 41...