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The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry wins national award for Westbrook profile

The Oklahoman's Thunder beat writer Darnell Mayberry wins first place in the Professional Basketball Writers Association annual contest for his profile of Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook.
by Darnell Mayberry Modified: February 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm •  Published: February 27, 2012
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The Oklahoman's Darnell Mayberry won first place in the Professional Basketball Writers Association annual contest for his profile of Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook.

Mayberry's story “Where did this guy come from: Now an all-star, Westbrook traveled a long road to the NBA,” chronicles Westbrook path from Ross Snyder Park in Los Angeles to the NBA. The story first published February 20, 2011 on the day of Westbrook's NBA All-Star Game debut and is available now on NewsOK.com.

The story won the PBWA contest in the features category.

Mayberry has covered the NBA in Oklahoma City since 2005, first as the beat writer covering the Hornets. He's a graduate of Norfolk (Va.) State University.

by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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