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34 Julius Mays

Julius Mays
Hometown (Last School)
Marion, IN
September 4, 1989

Julius Mays was born Raymond Julius Mays on September 4, 1989, in Bluffton, Indiana to Shirley Butler and Raymond Mays.  His older sister, Tanika, played basketball at Toledo.

Mays played at Marion High School in Marion, Indiana where he averaged 18.6 points per game as a senior including 44.3 percent from 3-point range.  He led his team to a 24-5 record and the 4A state championship game.  Mays scored 21 points in the loss in the state title game and earned first-team all-state honors.  Mays was a three-time Grand County Player of the Year.  He was named regional player of the year, and conference player of the year, and was a first-team all-state selection as a junior. He averaged 19.6 points and 4.6 assists that season.  His team went 60-15 during his final three seasons.  He was ranked No. 149 nationally and the No. 34 point guard by

At North Carolina State, Mays averaged 4.6 points and 1.2 rebounds while playing in 36 games for the Wolfpack as a sophomore.  He shot 31 percent overall and 34 percent from three while dishing out 57 assists.  As a freshman, he averaged 4.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 22 games.  He logged three starts each season at NC State.  He collected his then career-high 18 points against Maryland in the ACC Tournament as a freshman and registered 17 points as a sophomore against Clemson as well as 16 points against Georgia State.

Mays redshirted his junior season after transferring to Wright State following two years at NC State.

At Wright State, Mays was named the Horizon League Newcomer of the Year and was a second-team All-Conference selection after leading the Raiders with 14.1 points per game.  He notched a career-high 33 points against UIC in which he set a Wright State and Horizon Conference record with 19 made free throws.  Mays had 18 double-figure scoring games and was a two-time Horizon League Player of the Week.  He was in contention for the GEICO Play of the Year for his game-winning 3-point shot against Idaho.

As a graduate student at UK, Mays connected on a 3-pointer in 20 of his last 21 games.  He connected on three 3s with 13 points in a win over Florida and hit three 3s against MSU en route to an 11-point, three rebound, four assist evening in just 21 minutes.  He scored a team-high 24 points including 4-of-8 from 3-point range and 8-of-9 from the free throw line in a career-high 44 minutes against Missouri.  Mays had a solid game in the win over Vanderbilt with nine points, six rebounds, and a team-high six assists in 39 minutes.  He scored a team-high 10 points at Florida including a pair of 3s.  He hit 4-of-5 3s in the win over South Carolina, finishing with 15 points and a game-high four assists, and scored a season-high 19 points at Texas A&M hitting 4-of-6 from 3-point range.  He tied a career-high with seven rebounds in win at Ole Miss and nailed 4-of-5 3-point attempts against Alabama.  Mays hit 3-of-7 from 3-point range to finish with 13 points against Eastern Michigan.  Mays hit multiple 3s in four-straight games including a season-high four 3-pointers, totaling a season-best 16 points at Notre Dame.  He tallied 15 points and six assists in a win over LIU Brooklyn and scored in double-figures (11) for the first time as a Wildcat against Morehead State.  He handed out a career-high 10 assists in the win over Lafayette.  Mays hit his first 3-pointer as a Wildcat in the season-opening win over Maryland and scored his 700th career point against the Terrapins.

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