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OU men's basketball announces alumni reunion weekend

by Ryan Aber Published: July 31, 2013

NORMAN–The Oklahoma men’s basketball team will hold its third annual Sooner Basketball Family Weekend on Aug. 23-24, Sooners coach Lon Kruger announced Wednesday.

The weekend will include a golf event at Jimmie Austin Golf Club, a Wayman Tisdale Scholarship Fund dinner at Lloyd Noble Center and an alumni game. All three events are open to the public, including free admission to the Legends Alumni Game.

“This event has been tremendously successful and is one of the most fun things we get to do each year,” Kruger said in a release. “Welcoming back all the players and coaches who helped lay the foundation for this tradition-heaped basketball program is truly exciting for us and we’re happy to offer the opportunity for them to re-connect with each other, reminisce about their time as Sooners and share the weekend experience with our current team and fans.

“This is a yearly highlight for everyone involved.”

Entries into the gold event are $200 per player. Friday’s dinner is $50 for person. To register orfor sponsorship opportunities, call 405-325-4732.

Honorees scheduled to be in attendance include Alvan AdamsHarvey GrantBlake GriffinDarryl “Choo” KennedyStacey KingTim McCalisterEduardo NajeraHollis Price and Jeff Webster. Family members of Lester Lane and Tisdale will also be a part of the ceremonies.

There will be an autograph session with former OU players and coaches after the alumni game.

OU men’s basketball alumni reunion weekend schedule
Friday, Aug. 23
7 a.m. — Morning golf registration at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club
8 a.m. — Shotgun start for morning golfers
11:30 a.m. — Afternoon golf registration
11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. — Lunch
12:45 p.m. — Shotgun start for afternoon golfers
6:30 p.m. — Dinner reception at Lloyd Noble Center
7 p.m. — Tip In Club and Wayman Tisdale Scholarship Fund Dinner honoring All-Americans and 2,000-point scorers
Saturday, Aug. 24
Noon — Alumni Legends Game (LNC east doors open at 11 a.m.)
Postgame — Autographs and schedule poster photo shoot with fans
by Ryan Aber
Reporter
Ryan Aber has worked for The Oklahoman since 2006, covering high schools, the Oklahoma City RedHawks, the Oklahoma City Barons and OU football recruiting. An Oklahoma City native, Aber graduated from Northeastern State. Before joining The...
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