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

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Mar 22, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Oklahoma Sooners bench reacts during the first half against the Dayton Flyers in the third round of the 2015 NCAA Tournament at Nationwide Arena. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

Stacey King (1985-89) Second Team Center

Stacey King was the starting center on arguably the greatest Oklahoma basketball team in school history. He averaged 22.3 points and 8.5 rebounds in helping lead Billy Tubbs’ Sooners to 35 wins, a Big Eight championship and the championship game of the NCAA Tournament in the 1987-88 season, King’s junior season. He was named a Second Team All-American that season.

His senior season was even better from an individual perspective. The 6-10 OU center averaged 26 points and 10.1 rebounds a game and was named a consensus All-American. His 26-point average is the third-highest single-season scoring average at Oklahoma.

He is the only Big 12 player to ever reject 100 or more shots in one season (he had 103 blocked shots in 1988) and ended his career as the Big Eight’s all-time blocked shots leader. He ranks fifth in school history in career points with 2,008.

King was the sixth player selected overall, by the Chicago Bulls, in the 1989 NBA Draft. He played 10 seasons in the NBA with Chicago, Minnesota, Miami, Boston and Dallas, averaging 13.7 points and seven rebounds for his NBA career.

His No. 33 OU jersey was officially retired in 2008, one of only four jersey numbers to be retired in Sooner basketball history.

Next: Hollis Price (1999-2003), Second Team Guard