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