April 8, 2009

Wayman Tisdale Entering College Basketball Hall Of Fame

Congratulations to Wayman Tisdale, the University of Oklahoma's all-time leading scorer, who will be inducted into the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame. Tisdale – who was also a star in the NBA for 11 season and is now a smooth jazz superstar, of course – was a three-year first-team All-American and Big Eight Player of the Year who averaged 25.6 points and 10.1 rebounds per game during his three seasons with the Sooners.

He will be inducted Nov. 22 at the College Basketball Experience in the Sprint Center in Kansas City. He’ll be in some pretty good company – also being inducted will be Indiana State's Larry Bird and Michigan State's Earvin "Magic" Johnson.

Tisdale was also honored on April 7 with a Community Hero Award by the new Oklahoma City Thunder pro basketball team. He received the honor during halftime of the Thunder’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.

Posted by Brian Soergel at April 8, 2009 1:54 AM