Stacey King to be Honored Saturday
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
JANUARY 13, 2008
|Stacey King Saturday|
|OU Men's Basketball vs. Texas Tech - Saturday, Jan. 19 at 3 p.m.|
|Get Your Tickets Online | Call the OU Athletics Ticket Office at (800) 456-GoOU|
NORMAN, Okla. -- Former University of Oklahoma All-American Stacey King will become the fourth OU men's basketball player to have his jersey honored when the Sooners host Texas Tech Saturday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m. (CT).
King, who starred in his No. 33 jersey for the Sooners from the 1985-86 through 1988-89 seasons, is Oklahoma's fifth-leading all-time scorer and ranks seventh in rebounds and second in blocked shots. The left-handed center from Lawton, Okla., helped OU to the 1988 national championship game as a junior and earned consensus first-team All-America and Big Eight Player of the Year honors as a senior.
Playing under head coach Billy Tubbs, King finished his career by averaging 17.6 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots over his 114 games. He averaged 22.3 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.6 blocks as a junior, and 26.0 points, 10.1 boards and 2.3 rejections his final season. King is also the Sooners' all-time postseason leader in games played (tied with Hollis Price at 12), points (246), scoring average (20.5) and rebounds (93).
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The No. 6 overall pick in the 1989 NBA Draft, King went on to win three world championships with the Chicago Bulls. He is now a Bulls television analyst for Comcast SportsNet and also announces Big 12 Conference games for ESPN Regional (he is calling Saturday's OU game versus the Red Raiders).
OU Director of Athletics Joe Castiglione will preside over a halftime ceremony that will see King join Wayman Tisdale, Alvan Adams and Mookie Blaylock as former Sooners to have their jersey honored. Tubbs and King will also address the crowd.
Following is a list of promotional events surrounding the OU/Texas Tech game:
All Lloyd Noble Center seats will include a Stacey King photo with listing of career highlights.
The first 5,000 fans through the doors will receive an OU men's basketball team trading card set, which will include a commemorative Stacey King card. The OU team will sign autographs following the game on the upper concourse.
The first 200 students in the CrimZone courtside sections will receive a Stacey King jersey T-shirt.
Fans are encouraged to sign a banner for King prior to the game. The banner will be located on the upper southwest concourse until just after tipoff.
Family Pack tickets are available for the game. For $10 each, fans get a game ticket, hot dog, soft drink and coupon for a free OU T-shirt (minimum purchase of four is required; offer not available on gameday).