Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American basketball player.
He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners. He was named the Associated Press, the John Wooden Award, the Naismith Award and the Sporting News player of the year for the 2008-2009 college basketball season.
When combined with Sam Bradford's Heisman Trophy, Oklahoma became the second school to have a top winner in both basketball and football in the same year (Gary Beban won the Heisman Trophy and Lew Alcindor won the USBWA "Player of the Year" award in 1968 for UCLA).
Griffin has decided to leave college for a professional career and is projected by Sports Illustrated to be the first pick in the 2009 NBA Draft currently held by the Los Angeles Clippers.
During his high school tenure he led Oklahoma Christian School (where his father was also his head coach) to four state championships.
For the 2004–2005 season (his sophomore year), he was named to the "Little All-City All-State" team while averaging 13.6 points per game (PPG), and his brother, Taylor, was named "Player of the Year" by The Oklahoman.
As a junior (2005–2006 season), he was named "Player of the Year" by The Oklahoman. In 26 games...
PHOENIX (AP) — The NBA has suspended Phoenix starting forward P.J. Tucker for one game for elbowing Blake Griffin in the chin in the Suns' loss to the Clippers in Loss Angeles on Monday night.
Tucker will sit out Wednesday ...
Blake Griffin scored 22 of his game-high 37 points in the first quarter leading the Los Angeles Clippers to their eighth straight victory beating the Phoenix Suns in a hard-fought 112-105 win.
Griffin keeps setting a new franchise record every ...
The Los Angeles Clippers edged out the Atlanta Hawks for the 109-108 victory, for the seventh straight win.
The Clippers didn't play well in the second half, especially in the fourth quarter when they led by 11 points with ...
Winners of The Associated Press Big 12 men's basketball Player of the Year award as chosen annually by a panel of sports writers and broadcasters:
1997 — Jacque Vaughn, Kansas.
1998 — Raef LaFrentz, Kansas.
1999 — Venson Hamilton, Nebraska.
2000 — Marcus ...
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coming off a resounding victory over the Lakers in which they posted the largest winning margin in franchise history, the Los Angeles Clippers had to fight to the bitter end against the Atlanta Hawks after squandering an ...