OU basketball to host Alumni weekend

Oklahoma welcomes back 1,000-point club for two-day event

The past will be recreated this weekend in Norman for the Oklahoma men’s basketball program.

The Sooners will be welcoming back former coaches and players for the fourth annual Sooner Basketball Family Weekend even this Friday and Saturday.

Oklahoma is honoring its 1,000-point scorers at Friday evening’s Wayman Tisdale Scholarship Fund Dinner on the Lloyd Noble Center main floor. Other activities include Saturday’s Legends Alumni Game at noon, which was attended by 3,500 people last year.

"Our staff and players are really looking forward to what has become one of the highlights of our offseason each year," Kruger said in a statement released by the university. "This year we honor the 40 former players who scored at least 1,000 points during their OU careers. It's going to be great having them back on campus, as well as all the other former players and coaches who helped make our program what it is today. It's fun for everyone to reconnect with each other and to interact with our great fans."

NBA star Blake Griffin is not scheduled to appear during the weekend, however, he wasn’t scheduled last year and played in the game.

There will also be a Tip In Club Golf Classic held at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club, which costs $200 per individual. Space for the event is limited. Friday's dinner costs $50 per person. To register for either event, or to be a sponsor, call the OU Men's Basketball Office at (405) 325-4732.

Former players will be available for autographs after the Alumni Game on Saturday. Fans in attendance will have the opportunity to be photographed with current and former OU basketball players for the annual team schedule poster.

Members of OU's 1,000-point club expected to attend this year's event include: Chucky Barnett, Al Beal, Corey Brewer, Cary Carrabine, Tony Crocker, Aaron Curry, Cade Davis, Nate Erdmann, Terry Evans, Garfield Heard, Aaron Jack (representing his father, the late Bobby Jack), David Johnson, Choo Kennedy, Joe King, Stacey King, David Little, Scott Martin, Tim McCalister, John McCullough, Aaron McGhee, Brent Price, Hollis Price, Terry Stotts, Regina Tisdale (representing her late husband, Wayman Tisdale), Jan Warner (representing former husband Les Lane), Jeff Webster and Raymond Whitley.

Some of the many additional Sooners also scheduled to participate in this year's festivities include: Robert Allison, Mike Anderson, Alan Axley, Steve Bajema, David Barrett, Reggie Bass, Dick Bass, Chris Black, Joe Bogan, Paul Cloar, Elton Davis, Bill Dutcher, Ted Evans, Tom Flood, Beau Gerber, Paul Geymann, Sam Grooms, Del Heidebrecht, Skeeter Henry, Tim Heskett, Joe Holladay, Clifford Johnson, Howard Johnson, Jim Johnson, George Kernek, Rick Kersey, Jim Kerwin, Jack Lee, Phillip Leonard, Longar Longar, Ron Lynch, Dick Maxey, Mike McCurdy, Tom McCurdy, Rick McNeil, Mike Mims, Michael Neal, Kelley Newton, Bo Overton, Ted Owens, Ann Price (wife of Denny Price), Bob Pritchard, Major Perry Russell, Floyd Skarky, Renzi Stone, Jozsef Szendrei, William Tisdale, Billy Tubbs, Tommy Tubbs, Bryatt Vann, Jerry Vest, Chris Walker, Roland Ware, C.J. Washington, Chuck Watson, Quannas White, Craig Wiginton and Robert Wooten.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, Aug. 22

7 a.m. -- Morning golf registration at Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club

8 a.m. -- Shotgun start for morning golfers

11:30 a.m. -- Afternoon golf registration

11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. -- Lunch

12:45 p.m. -- Shotgun start for afternoon golfers

6:30 p.m. -- Dinner reception at Lloyd Noble Center

7 p.m. -- Tip In Club and Wayman Tisdale Scholarship Fund Dinner honoring 1,000-point scorers

Saturday, Aug. 23

Noon -- Alumni Legends Game (LNC east doors open at 11 a.m.)

Postgame -- Autographs and team poster photo shoot with fans