Tommy Griffin (basketball)

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Tommy Griffin is an American basketball player and later basketball coach. He was a basketball center, and a track standout at the NAIA league's Northwestern Oklahoma State University. [1] He has coached Oklahoma Christian School basketball program for many years.

Basketball Team sport

Basketball is a team sport in which two teams, most commonly of five players each, opposing one another on a rectangular court, compete with the primary objective of shooting a basketball through the defender's hoop while preventing the opposing team from shooting through their own hoop. A field goal is worth two points, unless made from behind the three-point line, when it is worth three. After a foul, timed play stops and the player fouled or designated to shoot a technical foul is given one or more one-point free throws. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but if regulation play expires with the score tied, an additional period of play (overtime) is mandated.

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) is a college athletics association for small colleges and universities in North America. For the 2018–2019 season, it has 251 member institutions, of which two are in British Columbia, one in the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the rest in the conterminous United States. The NAIA, whose headquarters is in Kansas City, Missouri, sponsors 26 national championships. The CBS Sports Network, formerly called CSTV, serves as the national media outlet for the NAIA. In 2014, ESPNU began carrying the NAIA Football National Championship.

Northwestern Oklahoma State University public university in Alva, Oklahoma

Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU) is a public university in Alva, Oklahoma, with satellite campuses in Enid and Woodward. It offers both bachelor's and master's degrees.

Residing in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Griffin, of Afro-Haitian descent [2] [3] married Gail Griffin. [4] Their children Taylor Griffin (born April 18, 1986) and Blake Griffin (born March 16, 1989) are well-known professional basketball players. Both played at Oklahoma Christian School under their father, who was the head coach in the school's basketball program and later in the NCAA basketball leagues for University of Oklahoma Sooners basketball program. Taylor was the 48th overall pick of the 2009 NBA draft. [5] He joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2009 NBA Summer League. After a short stay there, Taylor played in NBA D-League and later on in Italian professional league. His younger brother Blake was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft, and has played for the Clippers currently on the Detroit Pistons. He has been an NBA All-Star and All-NBA selection for several years.

Oklahoma City State capital city in Oklahoma, United States

Oklahoma City, often shortened to OKC, is the capital and largest city of the U.S. state of Oklahoma. The county seat of Oklahoma County, the city ranks 27th among United States cities in population. The population grew following the 2010 Census, with the population estimated to have increased to 649,021 as of July 2018. The Oklahoma City metropolitan area had a population of 1,396,445, and the Oklahoma City-Shawnee Combined Statistical Area had a population of 1,469,124 residents, making it Oklahoma's largest municipality and metropolitan area by population.

Taylor Griffin is an American professional basketball player who last played for Pallacanestro Trapani of the Italian Serie A2. He played college basketball at the University of Oklahoma and is the older brother of Blake Griffin.

Blake Griffin American basketball player

Blake Austin Griffin is an American professional basketball player for the Detroit Pistons of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oklahoma Sooners, when he was named the Consensus National Player of the Year as a sophomore. Griffin was selected first overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2009 NBA draft, and has since been a six-time NBA All-Star and a five-time All-NBA selection.

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  4. Taylor Griffin – Archived 2011-01-24 at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved January 3, 2011.
  5. Blake Griffin Goes #1; Taylor Griffin Just Drafted #48 By Suns