OU Men's Basketball Video Library
Ranks first at OU in career field goal percentage (.618), second in rebounds per game (11.8), third in double-doubles (40), sixth in points per game (18.8), ninth in rebounds (805) and 17th in points (1,278) ... Sports two-year NCAA Tournament per-game averages of 22.3 points, 11.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists, and a school-record .778 field goal mark ... Joined Wayman Tisdale and Alvan Adams as the only Sooners to reach 1,000 career points during their true sophomore season.
Consensus national player of the year ... Big 12 Player of the Year ... Unanimous first-team All-Big 12 selection ... Averaged 22.7 points, 14.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.1 steals in 33.3 minutes per game while shooting .654 from the field ... Ranked No. 1 nationally in rebounding and double-doubles (30), second in field goal percentage and 11th in scoring ... His points, rebounds and field goal marks led the Big 12 while his assists average paced all league players taller than 6-foot-5 ... Set OU and Big 12 single-season records for rebounds (504), rebounding average, field goal percentage and double-doubles ... Also set OU single-season marks for free throw attempts (324) and free throw attempts per game (9.3) ... Led team in rebounding 31 times in his 35 games ... Became first Sooner to grab at least 18 rebounds in four straight games (first four games of the year) ... His rebound total was the highest in a season by an NCAA Division I player since Indiana State's Larry Bird in 1978-79 (505) ... His rebounding average was the highest since Wake Forest's Tim Duncan averaged 14.7 in 1996-97 ... Recorded at least 20 points and 15 rebounds a Big 12-record 15 times (previous single-season record was seven) ... Became the first player in Big 12 history to record back-to-back games of at least 20 points and 20 boards ... Registered three games of at least 20 points and 20 rebounds (previous Big 12 career record was two) ... Notched the only game of at least 40 points and 20 rebounds in Big 12 history when he finished with a career-high 40 points and a career-high 23 rebounds Feb. 14 against Texas Tech (had double-doubles in both halves) ... His 40 points against the Red Raiders were the most by a Sooner in 15 seasons while his 23 rebounds were the most in 20 years ... Averaged 28.5 points, 15.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists while shooting .780 from the field in team's four NCAA Tournament games ... Recorded 33 points and 17 rebounds versus Michigan for the NCAA Tournament's first 30/15 game since 2003 (Kansas' Nick Collison) ... Scored at least 20 points in 24 of 35 games and at least 30 points six times ... Logged at least two assists in 26 games and at least three assists in 16 outings ... Earned a record-tying six Big 12 Player of the Week awards ... Finished the season with team highs of 90 dunks (2.6 average) and 13 charges taken.
A first-team All-Big 12 selection by league coaches and Associated Press ... Named to the Big 12 All-Rookie Team ... A first-team all-district pick by the USBWA and NABC ... Scored in double figures in 21 of his last 25 games ... Averaged 14.7 points, 9.1 rebounds (both team highs) and 1.8 assists in 28.4 minutes per contest while shooting a team-high .568 from the field ... Ranked ninth in Big 12 in scoring, fourth in rebounding and third in field goal percentage ... The last OU true frosh to average as many points and rebounds was Wayman Tisdale in 1983 ... Battled knee injuries during conference play and still averaged 15.7 points and 9.7 boards ... Averaged 16.9 points, 10.4 boards and 2.2 assists in his 13 full league outings ... Two-time Big 12 Player of the Week (Dec. 31 and Jan. 28) and the Jan. 14 Rookie of the Week ... Recorded 10 double-doubles (averaged 19.2 points and 13.9 rebounds in those games) ... His last seven double-doubles came against NCAA Tournament teams (averaged 20.3 points and 14.7 boards in those seven games) ... Scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in Feb. 19 overtime win vs. Baylor ... Finished with 27 points and 14 rebounds in a two-point loss to Kansas State (Jan. 12) ... Grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds in Feb. 16 win at Texas Tech ... Missed a game following each of two separate injuries (sprained MCL in left knee five minutes into Jan. 14 game at Kansas and partial tear of medial meniscus in right knee five minutes into March 1 contest vs. Texas A&M) ... Averaged team highs of 18.8 points and 9.0 rebounds in 22.0 minutes per game during OU's four-game Labor Day weekend trip to Canada.
Played in the McDonald's and Jordan Brand All-America Games ... Named a second-team EA Sports and a third-team Parade All-American ... A five-star recruit by both Scout.com and Rivals.com ... Rated as the nation's No. 13 high school senior by HoopScoop, No. 20 by Scout.com and No. 23 by Rivals.com ... Ranked as the country's third-best power forward by HoopScoop, sixth by Rivals.com and the seventh by Scout.com ... Led team to a 26-3 record as a senior by averaging 26.8 points, 15.1 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 2.9 blocks and 1.6 steals per game while shooting .718 from the field ... Was 3-for-7 from 3-point distance (.429) and 111-192 from the free throw line (.578) ... Named the Class 2A State Tournament MVP after averaging 26.6 points per tourney game (team won its three games by an average of 30.3 points) ... Registered 22 points, nine rebounds, six assists and two blocks in an 81-50 state title game victory over Pawnee ... Averaged 21.7 points, 12.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists as a junior ... Was also named State Tournament MVP his junior season ... Won state titles each of his four seasons (squads combined for a 106-6 overall record) ... Coached by his father (Tommy Griffin).
Full name is Blake Austin Griffin ... Born in Oklahoma City, Okla. ... Parents are Gail and Tommy Griffin ... Brother of OU senior forward Taylor Griffin (the pair played together during the 2003-04 and 2004-05 high school seasons) ... One of the highest rated and most decorated recruitsever at Oklahoma... The sixth McDonald's All-America signee in OU history ... Won the Powerade Jam Fest dunk contest during McDonald's All-America week ... Chose Oklahoma over Connecticut, Duke, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Michigan State, North Carolina and Oklahoma State ... Major is pre-health and exercise science.