Wednesday , Apr , 08 , 2009 C.Y. Ellis

Blake Griffin to Enter Draft


Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin will give up his final two years of eligibility and head to the NBA after a sophomore season that ended with him being recognized as college basketball’s top player. Griffin announced his decision Tuesday at a campus news conference alongside coach Jeff Capel, saying it was time to take his game to the next level.

Griffin helped the Sooners win 30 games in a season for only the fifth time in school history, shattering the school records for double-doubles and rebounds along the way.

"It’s tough to walk away from something like this but at the same time, it’s a big opportunity and I felt like I was ready for it this year," Griffin said.

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