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Oklahomans taken in the first round of the NBA Draft

From Staff Reports Published: June 24, 2010
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Players with their roots in Oklahoma high schools have rarely heard their names called in the first-round of the NBA Draft. Ekpe Udoh, Daniel Orton and Xavier Henry hope to buck that trend tonight as all are expected to be first-round picks.

Here's a look at other first-round selections who played high school ball in Oklahoma:

Year: Name, High school, Overall selection, Team

→2009: Blake Griffin, Oklahoma Christian School, No. 1, Los Angeles Clippers

→2008: J.R. Giddens, John Marshall, No. 30, Boston

→2006: Shelden Williams, Midwest City, No. 5, Atlanta

→2002: Ryan Humphrey, Tulsa Washington, No. 19, Utah

→2000: Etan Thomas, Tulsa Washington, No. 12, Dallas

→1995: Bryant Reeves, Gans, No. 6, Vancouver

→1992: Lee Mayberry, Tulsa Rogers, No. 23, Milwaukee

→1992: Byron Houston, Star Spencer, No. 27, Chicago

→1989: Stacey King, Lawton, No. 6, Chicago

→1985: Wayman Tisdale, Tulsa Washington, No. 2, Indiana

→1978: Winford Boynes, Capitol Hill, No. 13, New Jersey

→1975: Alvan Adams, Putnam City, No. 4, Phoenix

→1964: Jim Barnes, Stillwater, No. 1, New York


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