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

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Feb 9, 2015; Norman, OK, USA; An Oklahoma Sooners cheerleader performs during a timeout against Iowa State Cyclones during the second half at Lloyd Noble Center. Oklahoma won 94-83. Mandatory Credit: Alonzo Adams-USA TODAY Sports

Darryl “Choo” Kennedy (1983-87), Fourth Team Forward

Darryl “Choo” Kennedy played on two of the winningest teams in Oklahoma basketball history. The 1983-84 and 1984-85 Sooner teams won 29 and 31 games, respectively. The combined record of the OU basketball teams when Kennedy played in the mid-1980s was 110-30 and 43-13 in Big Eight play. The Sooners won two Big Eight championship while Kennedy was playing.

Kennedy, an Oklahoma City-native, had the fortune or misfortune of playing at the same time as Oklahoma’s all-time leading scorer and three-time consensus All-American Wayman Tisdale. Nevertheless, Kennedy managed to get his points, and he ranks fourth on the all-time Sooner scoring list with 2,097 total points and a 15.3 scoring average over four seasons, and he is second all-time in rebounds with 954.

Kennedy’s best season as a Sooner was his junior year, when he averaged 21 points and eight rebounds a game. He was an All-Big Eight First Team selection that season. He was selected in the fourth round of the 1987 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, the 91st overall pick in that year’s draft, but was cut in the preseason and never played a game in the NBA.

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