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

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Dec 5, 2014; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma Sooners forward

TaShawn Thomas

(35) dunks the ball against the Missouri Tigers during the first half at Lloyd Noble Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Don Sidle (1965-68), Fourth Team Center

Don Sidle was Oklahoma’s leading scorer in all three seasons he played for the Sooners. His best season was in 1966-67, when the Sooners’ 6-8 starting center averaged 23.7 points on an OU team that won only 8 of 25 games all season and was 5-9 in the Big Eight.

Sidle was named an All-American his junior and senior seasons, in 1967 and 1968. He averaged 21.7 points a game those two seasons on Sooner teams that finished third from the bottom and tied for third place, respectively.

A Texas native (born in Dallas), Sidle was the first Oklahoma basketball player to score more than 40 points n a game. He scored 42 points in a game with Missouri in 1967. When his career ended at Oklahoma after the 1967-68 season, Sidle owned 11 school records, including career points and rebounds. He currently stands 11th on the all-time Sooner scoring list with 1,548 career points.

Sidle was the ninth Oklahoma player in history to be selected in the NBA draft. He was selected by the San Francisco Warriors in the third round of the 1968 NBA Draft, but he chose instead to play in the rival American Basketball Association, where he played for six seasons with three different teams. His best pro season was in 1969-70 with the Miami Floridians, for whom he averaged 20.8 points per game.

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