Blake Griffin

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...


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