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Regarded as the best player in Oklahoma basketball history, Wayman Tisdale became the first OU athlete in any sport to have his or her jersey honored (1997).  Three other Sooners have since been honored, as Alvan Adams (1998), Mookie Blaylock (2001) and Stacey King (2008) each saw their jerseys raised to the rafters inside Lloyd Noble Center.
 
Wayman Tisdale Alvan Adams Mookie Blaylock Stacey King
Wayman Tisdale
No. 23 (1982-1985)
Honored Feb. 22, 1997
Alvan Adams
No. 33 (1972-1975)
Honored Jan. 21, 1998
Mookie Blaylock
No. 10 (1987-1989)
Honored Jan. 27, 2001
Stacey King
No. 33 (1985-1989)
Honored Jan. 19, 2008
 
  Wayman Tisdale | No. 23 | 1982-1985

• Three-time consensus All-American
• First-ever freshman named to AP's first-team All-America squad
• First player in collegiate history named first-team All-American by AP his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons
• Three-time Big Eight Player of the Year
• Only player to lead Big Eight in scoring three consecutive seasons
• Was OU's leading scorer in 76 of 104 career games
• Scored in double figures in first 83 games and held under 10 points just once in his career
• Guided OU to Big Eight titles in 1983-84 and 1984-85 when team went 70-11 overall and 33-0 at home
• Scored 51 points as a freshman vs. Abilene Christian
• Scored school-record 61 points against Texas-San Antonio (also had 22 rebounds) as a sophomore
• Top rebounder on 1984 U.S. Olympic gold medal team with 6.4 boards over eight games
• Scored a school-record 932 points during 1984-85 season
• Holds OU career records for points (2,661), rebounds (1,048), FGs (1,077), FTs (507) and FT attempts (767)
• Second pick in 1985 NBA Draft by Indiana Pacers
 
  Alvan Adams | No. 33 | 1972-1975

• A two-time All-America selection (1974 and 1975)
• A two-time Academic All-American (1974 and 1975)
• A three-time All-Big Eight honoree
• Big Eight Player of the Year (1975)
• Left OU as its leading scorer and rebounder
• Ranks eighth on OU's all-time scoring list with 1,707 points
• Ranks third on OU's all-time rebounding list with 938 boards
• Ranks second on OU's career scoring average list with 23.4 points per game
• Holds OU records for rebounds in a game (28), career rebound average (12.8) and FG% in a game (1.000; 11-for-11)
• School's single-game rebounding record (28) was set in his first career game
• Fourth pick in the 1975 NBA Draft by Phoenix Suns
• Named 1976 NBA Rookie of the Year
• Led Phoenix to NBA Finals his first year
• Played 13 seasons with the Suns and became club's all-time leading scorer (13,910 points)
 
  Mookie Blaylock | No. 10 | 1987-1989

• First-team All-American (1989)
• Big Eight Newcomer of the Year (1988)
• Holds NCAA Division I single-game record for steals (13, twice)
• Holds NCAA Division I single-season record for steals (150)
• Held NCAA Division I record for career steals average (3.8) for 13 years
• Ranks first on OU career steals list (281)
• Ranks fifth on OU career 3-point field goals list (169)
• Ranks fifth on OU's career assists list (465)
• Ranks 16th on OU career scoring list (1,338 points)
• Holds the school single-season minutes played record (1,359) in 1987-88
• One of three Sooners to ever register a triple-double (31 points, 13 steals, 12 assists vs. Loyola Marymount in 1988)
• 12th pick in 1989 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets
• 1994 NBA All-Star for the Atlanta Hawks
• Member of NBA's All-Defensive First Team twice and All-Defensive Second Team four times
• Ranks fourth on NBA career steals-per-game list (2.33)
• Ranks 10th in NBA in career steals (2,075), 17th in 3-point field goals (1,283) and 28th in assists (5,972)
 
  Stacey King | No. 33 | 1985-1989

• Earned consensus first-team All-America honors as a senior and second-team All-America acclaim as a junior
• Named Big Eight Player of the Year as a senior when he averaged 26.0 points and 10.1 rebounds a game
• Averaged 22.3 points and 8.5 rebounds as a junior to lead Sooners to 1988 national runner-up finish
• Averaged 25.3 points and 8.7 rebounds over OU's six 1988 NCAA Tournament games (named Southeast Regional MVP)
• Named 1988 Big Eight Tourney MVP
• OU's all-time postseason leader in games played (12), points (246) and rebounds (93)
• Ranks fifth in school history in points (2,008), second in blocked shots (228) and seventh in rebounds (825)
• Led OU to a combined 65-10 (.867) record over his junior and senior seasons (including two NCAA No. 1 seeds)
• Big Eight's all-time leader in blocked shots (228)
• Scored at least 30 points 16 times (second most in school history)
• Selected No. 6 overall in the 1989 NBA Draft by Chicago and won three world championships with the Bulls
 
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