Oklahoma Basketball: All-Time Sooners Men’s Basketball Team

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Jan 27, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; General view of the Lloyd Noble Center before the game between the Oklahoma Sooners and Oklahoma State Cowboys. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Harvey Grant (1986-88), Second Team Forward

Harvey Grant, transferred to Oklahoma from the junior-college ranks and was a starting forward on the winningest Oklahoma Sooner basketball team of all-time. The 1987-88 Sooners won 35 games and lost just four and played in the national championship game that season. The heavily favored Sooners fell short, however, of becoming OU’s first national championship team in basketball, losing to a Kansas team they hadn’t beaten twice in the regular season.

Grant is one of just four Sooner players to score 1,000 or more points in just two seasons. He averaged 16.9 points in his first season at OU along with 10 rebounds per game, and was named Big Eight Newcomer of the Year. In 1987-88, Grant averaged 20.9 points and was an All-Big Eight selection. His 816 points that season is the fifth highest single-season total in school history.

When Grant left Oklahoma, he was No. 10 on the all-time rebound list.

The Washington Bullets selected the 6-9 Sooner forward with the 12th overall pick in the 1988 NBA Draft. Grant played 11 NBA seasons with four different teams, ending his pro career in 1998-99 with the Philadelphia 76ers. For his career in the NBA, Grant averaged 9.9 points and 4.4 rebounds. From 1990-93, he averaged 18 points a game over three seasons with the Bullets.

Next: Garfield Heard (1967-70), Second Team Forward