GENERAL INFORMATION
School: University of Oklahoma
City/Zip: Norman, OK/73019
Founded: 1890
Enrollment: 25,000
Nickname: Sooners
School Colors: Crimson and Cream
Arena/Capacity: Lloyd Noble Center (11,100)
Affiliation: NCAA Division I-A
Conference: Big 12 (South)
President: David L. Boren
Alma Mater, Year: Yale, 1963
Athletic Director: Joe Castiglione
Alma Mater, Year: Maryland, 1979
Athletic Dept. Phone: (405) 325-8200
Ticket Office Phone: (405) 325-2424

HISTORY
First Year of Basketball: 1907-08
All-Time Record: 1,280-862 (.598)
Years in NCAA Tournament: 19
Last: 2000
Years in NIT: 6
Last: 1994
Last Postseason Opponent: Purdue
Result: Lost in 2000 NCAA Tournament - Second Round (66-62)

MEDIA RELATIONS
Media Relations Director: Mike Prusinski
Direct Phone: (405) 325-8228
E-mail: mprusinski@ou.edu
Associate Directors: Mike Houck, Debbie Long
Assistant Director: Cyndi Robinson
Basketball Contact: Mike Houck
Direct Phone: (405) 325-8227
Home Phone: (405) 447-2731
E-mail: mhouck@ou.edu
General Office Phone: (405) 325-8231
Office FAX: (405) 325-7623
Press Row Phone: (405) 325-1024
Office Mailing Address: 180 W. Brooks, Rm. 235, Norman, OK 73019
Overnight Address: Same
Website: www.soonersports.com

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Kelvin Sampson
Alma Mater, Year: Pembroke State, 1978
Record at Oklahoma/Years: 130-62 (.677)/6 years
Career Record/Years: 306-210 (.593)/17 years
Basketball Office Phone: (405) 325-4732
Best Time to Reach Coach: Weekday mornings
Assistant Coaches:
Ray Lopes (College of Idaho, 1987)
Jim Shaw (Western Oregon, 1985)
Bennie Seltzer (Washington State, 1997)
Administrative Assistant: Dan Shell
Athletic Trainer: Alex Brown

TEAM INFORMATION
1999-00 Overall Record: 27-7
Home: 13-2 Away: 6-3 Neutral: 8-2
1999-00 Big 12 Record/Finish: 12-4/T3rd
Home: 7-1 Away: 5-3
Final Rankings: 12th (AP), 19th (ESPN/USA Today)
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2
Lettermen Returning/Lost: 7/5

MEDIA INFORMATION
Radio Flagship Station: KOMA-AM (Oklahoma City)
Radio Contact Person: Michael Dean
Address: P.O. Box 13, Edmond, OK 73083
Phone: (405) 271-6330/341-5602
Play-by-Play Announcer: Bob Barry, Sr.
Address: KFOR, Box 14068, Oklahoma City, OK 73113
Phone: (405) 321-2079
Color Announcer: Mark Mathew
Address: KOMA, Box 14818, Oklahoma City, OK 73113
Phone: (405) 321-2999
Team Video: Steve Neumann
Address: SoonerVision, 180 W. Brooks, Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-8318

Starters Returning (3) Ht. Wt. Cl. Pos. GP/GS Pts. Reb. Asst.
J.R. Raymond 6-2 175 Jr. G 34/34 13.4 3.3 3.4
Nolan Johnson 6-4 220 Sr. G 34/31 10.0 5.1 1.7
Hollis Price 6-1 170 So. G 34/22 7.2 2.2 3.5
Others Returning (4) Ht. Wt. Cl. Pos. GP/GS Pts. Reb. Asst.
Tim Heskett 6-1 180 Jr. G 32/9 9.5 1.8 2.1
Kelley Newton 6-2 190 Sr. G 32/0 6.3 1.5 0.8
Jameel Heywood 6-6 230 Sr. F 30/0 3.2 2.9 0.4
Michael Cano 6-1 175 So. G 13/0 0.2 0.3 __
Starters Lost (2) Ht. Wt. Cl. Pos. GP/GS Pts. Reb. Asst.
Eduardo Najera 6-8 240 Sr. F 34/34 18.4 9.2 2.1
Renzi Stone 6-10 250 Sr. C 34/34 4.4 3.9 1.4
Others Lost (4) Ht. Wt. Cl. Pos. GP/GS Pts. Reb. Asst.
Victor Avila 6-10 255 Sr. C 34/1 5.2 4.4 0.6
James Osborne 6-2 170 Fr. G 7/0 0.4 0.1 __
Oleg Reztsov 7-2 230 Sr. C 14/1 0.3 0.2 __
Jarrett Hart 6-3 210 Fr. G 6/0 0.0 0.3 __

Newcomers (6) Ht. Wt. Cl. Pos. Pts. Reb. Other Last School
Ronnie Griffin 6-9 235 Jr. F 12.5 5.3 ___ Tallahassee (Fla.) CC
Aaron McGhee 6-8 240 Jr. F 26.5 9.0 1.8^ Vincennes (Ind.) JC
Daryan Selvy 6-6 215 Jr. F 23.0 12.0 6.0^ Carl Albert (Okla.) JC
Jozsef Szendrei 6-9 230 Jr. C 15.4 14.8 ___ Northeastern (Colo.) JC
Johnnie Gilbert 6-7 220 Fr. F 17.0 14.0 5.0* Patrick Henry HS (Minneapolis, Minn.)
Blake Johnston 6-1 175 Fr. G 23.3 4.8 8.0^ Midland HS (Midland, Texas)
^ Denotes assists per game
* Denotes blocked shots per game

All-Big 12 Candidates
Nolan Johnson, Hollis Price, J.R. Raymond

Notes/Clarifications

  • Nolan Johnson is scheduled to compete with the Big 12 All-Star Team that tours Europe in August.
  • Hollis Price competed for 24/7, a group of U.S. collegiate all-stars that won the Olympus Cup in Greece in June and July.
  • Jozsef Szendrei tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and underwent surgery in June. He is expected back by Dec. 1.
  • The 1999-2000 season was the first for J.R. Raymond as a collegian. He sat out the 1998-99 campaign as a partial qualifier.