100 Years of Oklahoma Basketball

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
AUGUST 15, 2006

100 Years of Oklahoma BasketballNORMAN, Okla. -- The 2006 season marks the 100th year of competition for men's basketball as a varsity sport on the Oklahoma campus.
The University of Oklahoma Athletics Department will honor the anniversary throughout the season.
The 100 Years of Basketball logo will be featured as a patch on player uniforms and on the Lloyd Noble Center floor in addition to other applications.
Additional activities planned to celebrate the milestone include gameday recognitions of former OU basketball greats and the selection of an All-Century and All-Decade teams. 

Vote for Your Favorite OU Basketball Players & Coaches

Sooner fans are encouraged to assist in recognizing the rich tradition of Oklahoma basketball by submitting their choices for the most influential figures to the program.
Fans can choose from the players and coaches listed alphabetically below or write-in addiitonal players. Results will be announced online at SoonerSports.com.

Alvan Adams | Center (1973-75)

A three-time All-Big Eight Conference selection (only played three years)
Led OU in scoring all three of his seasons (averaged 23.7 points during his career)
Holds OU single-game rebounding record with 28 in his first career game

Chucky Barnett | Guard (1980-83)

A first-team All-Big Eight performer in 1982
Led Sooners in scoring in 1981 (18.4 ppg) and '82 (18.9 ppg)
Finished his career as OU's fourth-leading all-time scorer (1,462 points)

Al Beal | Center (1977-80)

Ranks fourth at OU in career rebounds (917) and first in blocks (230)
Holds the single-season school record for field goal percentage (.627 in 1979)
Averaged double figures in points in each of his last three seasons

Mookie Blaylock | Guard (1988-89)

A first-team All-American in 1989 and Big Eight Newcomer of the Year in 1988
Holds NCAA Division I record for steals in a game (13, twice) and in a season (150)
Averaged 20.0 points and 3.7 steals a game as a senior

Corey Brewer | Guard (1997-98)

Started in each of OU's 63 games during his two years
Named 1997 Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and was a 1998 Player-of-the-Year finalist
Career scoring average (19.2 ppg) ranks fourth in OU history

Paul Courty | Forward (1946-49) 

A first-team All-American in both 1948 and '49
A three-time first-team all-conference selection
Second-leading scorer on 1947 OU team that played in national title game

Aaron Curry | Guard (1977-80)

Ranks as No. 18 scorer in school history with 1,237 points
Averaged 15.1 points per game as a senior in 1980
Finished career with a .500 field goal percentage

Nate Erdmann | Guard (1996-97)

Set single-season school record for 3-point field goals in 1998 with 105 (3.5 average)
Averaged 20.5 points per game as a senior to rank third in Big 12
One of five junior college transfers to score 1,000 points at OU

Terry Evans | Guard (1990-93)

Holds OU career records in assists (651), 3-pointers (259) and 3-point attempts (698)
Trails only Mookie Blaylock on the school's all-time steals list (265)
Posted career averages of 11.1 points, 5.3 assists and 2.2 steals

Ricky Grace | Guard (1987-88)

Starting point guard for OU teams that went 59-14
Finished two-year career with averages of 13.0 points, 6.5 assists and 2.5 steals
Averaged 14.7 points, 7.4 assists and 2.7 steals as a senior on 35-4 squad

Harvey Grant | Forward (1987-88)

Named 1987 Big Eight Newcomer of the Year and to 1988 All-Big 12 First Team
Averaged 20.9 points and 9.4 boards for 1988 team that played in national title game
Holds OU record for rebounds in a postseason game (17) and in a game at LNC (23)

Garfield Heard | Center (1968-70)

Averaged 15.7 points and 10.6 rebounds over three-year career
A first-team All-Big Eight pick as a senior (averaged 21.7 points and 12.5 rebounds)
Left OU as its top career rebounder and second-leading scorer

Skeeter Henry | Guard/Forward (1989-90)

Played on OU teams that went a combined 57-11 (.838)
A first-team All-Big Eight pick as a senior
Averaged 17.3 points and 5.0 rebounds for 27-5 OU squad in 1990

Bobby Jack | Forward (1970-72)

A first-team All-Big Eight selection in 1972 (averaged 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds)
Set an OU postseason record with 14 field goals vs. Hawaii in 1971 NIT
Finished with career averages of 15.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game

David Johnson | Forward (1984-87)

Played in 133 games, fourth most in Oklahoma history
Ranks 15th in career points at OU (1,344) and eighth in rebounds (810)
Member of 1986 Big Eight postseason all-tournament team

Darryl Kennedy | Forward (1984-87)

Oklahoma's all-time leader in games played (137)
A 1986 first-team All-Big Eight selection (averaged 21.0 points and 8.2 rebounds)
Ranks as OU's No. 4 all-time scorer (2,097) and No. 2 rebounder (954)

Joe King | Forward/Center (1956-58)

Left OU as its second all-time leading scorer (averaged 15.7 points per game)
Ranks 16th on OU's career rebounding chart with 583
An All-Big Seven Conference selection in 1957

Stacey King | Center (1986-89)

Leading scorer of 1988 NCAA Tournament (28.5 ppg)
A consensus first-team All-American in 1989 (averaged 26.0 points a game)
Averaged 24.0 points and 9.2 rebounds a game over his last two seasons

Lester Lane | Guard (1952-55)

Became the first Sooner to reach the 1,000-point plateau
A first-team All-Big Seven pick in 1954 and 1955 (averaged 19.3 ppg those seasons)
Garnered All-America honors in 1955 season

David Little | Forward (1982-83)

Named 1982 Big Eight Newcomer of the Year after transferring from Texas Tech
A unanimous first-team All-Big Eight selection in 1983
Averaged 18.6 points a game over his two seasons at OU

Tim McCalister | Guard (1984-87)

Ranks No. 2 at OU in career points, No. 2 in assists, No. 3 in steals and No. 1 in minutes
Named 1984 Big Eight Newcomer of the Year (averaged 16.1 ppg as a freshman)
Stands as seventh-leading scorer in Big Eight history (2,275 points)

John McCullough | Guard (1976-79)

Named 1979 Big Eight Conference Player of the Year
A two-time first-team All-Big Eight Selection (1977 and 1979)
Finished career with 13.8 scoring and 5.6 rebounding averages

Aaron McGhee | Forward (2001-02)

A 2002 first-team All-Big 12 selection by league coaches
Averaged 16.0 points and 7.7 rebounds as a senior in leading OU to Final Four
Averaged 21.8 points and 7.2 rebounds in five NCAA Tournament games in 2002

Jimmy McNatt | Forward (1938-40)

An All-American in both 1939 and '40
A first-team All-Big Six selection in all three of his seasons
Led OU to the Final Four in the first-ever NCAA Tournament in 1939

Ryan Minor | Forward (1993-96)

A two-time first-team All-Big Eight pick and a two-time third-team All-American
Named 1995 AP Big Eight Player of the Year (averaged 23.6 points and 8.4 rebounds)
Ranks as OU's No. 6 all-time scorer with 1,946 points (16.5 average)

Eduardo Najera | Forward (1997-2000)

A first-team All-Big 12 pick and a third-team All-American his senior year
Averaged 18.4 points and 9.2 rebounds as a senior (both ranked No. 2 in Big 12)
Averaged 14.7 points and 11.7 rebounds in three 1999 NCAA Tournament games

Allie Paine | Forward (1941-47)

A consensus first-team All-American in 1944
Earned 1944 first-team All-Big Six Conference acclaim
Second-leading scorer on 1947 OU team that played in national title game

Brent Price | Guard (1991-92)

Career scoring average of 18.0 ranks third all-time among OU guards
A first-team All-Big Eight selection as a senior (averaged 18.7 points a game)
Made an OU-record 11 3-pointers and scored 56 points vs. Loyola Marymount as a junior

Hollis Price | Guard (2000-03)

A two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection (averaged 17.2 points his final two years)
A 2003 first-team All-American who finished third in Wooden Award balloting
Named Big 12 Tournament MVP in both 2002 and 2003

Willie Rogers | Guard/Forward (1966-68)

Averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds in 1967 as a junior
Left as the school's fourth-leading all-time scorer and third-leading rebounder
Averaged 15.4 points per game over his three-year career

Don Sidle | Center (1966-68)

A Helms Foundation All-American in 1967 and '68 (averaged 21.7 ppg those two years)
First player in Oklahoma history to score more than 40 points in a game
Ended his OU career with 11 school records (including career points and rebounds)

Terry Stotts | Forward (1977-80)

A 1980 first-team All-Big Eight pick when he averaged 16.9 points and 4.6 rebounds
A three-time Academic All-Big Eight pick and an Academic All-American in 1980
Averaged 15.6 points per game over his final two seasons

Wayman Tisdale | Center (1983-85)

OU's all-time leading scorer and rebounder (averaged 25.6 and 10.1 for career)
A three-time consensus first-team All-American (only played three seasons)
Three-time Big Eight Conference Player of the Year

Gerald Tucker | Center (1942-47)

A first-team All-American in both 1943 and '47
Named Helms Foundation National Player of the Year in 1947
Leading scorer on 1947 Oklahoma team that played in the national championship game

Jeff Webster | Forward (1991-94)

Averaged at least 14.4 points per game in each of his four seasons
Ranks No. 3 in career scoring at OU with 2,264 points (18.1 average)
Is one of four Sooners to reach 1,000 points by the end of his sophomore season
Head Coaches:

Bruce Drake | Head Coach (1939-55) 

Member of Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Coached Sooners to 1939 and 1947 Final Fours
Produced eight All-Americans and six regular season conference titles

John MacLeod | Head Coach (1968-73) 

Coached Sooners to 90-69 record after they had seven straight losing seasons
Teams won at least 18 games in three of his final four years
Took OU to NIT in 1970 and '71 (broke a 22-year streak of no postseason play)

Hugh McDermott | Head Coach (1922-38) 

Owns OU's fourth-best career winning percentage (.636)
Led Sooners to a perfect 18-0 record and Missouri Valley Conference title in 1928
Produced five All-Americans (four of them first-teamers)

Kelvin Sampson | Head Coach (1995-2006) 

Owner of OU's best career winning percentage (.719)
Named 1995 and 2002 national coach of the year
Coached OU to 11 NCAA Tournaments in his 12 years (including 2002 Final Four)

Billy Tubbs | Head Coach (1981-94) 

Has won more games than any coach in OU history (333)
Directed teams to at least 20 wins in 12 straight seasons
Coached OU to 1988 national championship game

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