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Oklahomans in the NBA: The all-time top 5

Berry Tramel ranks the five greatest NBA careers by players from Oklahoma high schools.
by Berry Tramel Published: March 1, 2014

The five greatest NBA careers by players from Oklahoma high schools:

1. Mark Price, Enid: Four-time All-Star; first-team All-NBA in 1993; third-team All-NBA in 1989, 1992, 1994.

2. Blake Griffin, Oklahoma Christian School: Four-time All-Star, two-time second-team All-NBA, still only 24 years old.

3. Alvan Adams, Putnam City: 1976 NBA rookie of the year, 13-year career with the Suns, more than 13,910 career points, tied for 156th in NBA history.

4. Wayman Tisdale, Tulsa Washington: Averaged 15.3 points and 6.1 rebounds a game over a 12-year career.

5. John Starks, Tulsa Central: 1994 All-Star; averaged 14.1 points a game over eight seasons with the Knicks; played in 96 playoff games, more than Price, Wayman Tisdale and Griffin combined, and averaged 14.2 points.

by Berry Tramel
Berry Tramel, a lifelong Oklahoman, sports fan and newspaper reader, joined The Oklahoman in 1991 and has served as beat writer, assistant sports editor, sports editor and columnist. Tramel grew up reading four daily newspapers — The Oklahoman,...
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