4 Best Oklahoma Alum to Ever Play in the NBA

Oklahoma has been a solid program in both college football and basketball. They've sent many players to the NBA, and with the draft right around the corner, let's take a trip down memory lane. Which four put together the best pro careers?

4. Wayman Tisdale

Tisdale had solid career averages of 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a power forward after being taken No. 2 overall by the Indiana Pacers in 1985. He peaked as a member of the Kings in 1989-90, when he put up 22.3 points and 7.5 rebounds.


His career spanned from 1985-1997. It was a good one. 

3. Mookie Blaylock

Blaylock played from 1989-2002 and was an All-Star in 1994 in a league with many great point guards. 


He was named to the All-Defensive team two times in his career. He led the NBA in steals in 1996-97 and 1997-98 and is one of only five players to do so in consecutive seasons. 


Blaylock is also the Hawks' franchise leader in three-pointers made and steals.

2. Alvan Adams

This former Sooner was an All-Star and won Rookie of the Year in 1976 as he led his Suns team to the NBA Finals.


He's one of five players in NBA history to have at least 46 points in a triple-double performance (he added 18 rebounds and 12 assists).


Adams played for the Suns for his entire career and is second in franchise history for career points scored with 13,910.

1. Blake Griffin

A five-time All-Star, Griffin has been in the league since 2009. After missing his entire rookie year with a knee injury, Griffin stormed back to win Rookie of the Year in 2011 as well as the Slam Dunk Contest.


For his career, he's averaged 21.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists. While he's lost some of his athleticism, he's made up for it with an improved jumper. 


He currently plays for the Detroit Pistons.