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Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin
Griffin with the Clippers
NameBlake Griffin
CaptionGriffin with the Clippers
Height Ft6
Height In10
Weight Lb251
TeamLos Angeles Clippers
Number32
PositionPower Forward
Birth DateMarch 16, 1989(age 27)
Birth PlaceOklahoma City, Oklahoma
High SchoolOklahoma Christian School (Edmond, Oklahoma)
CollegeOklahoma
NationalityAmerican
Draft Round1
Draft Pick1
Draft TeamLos Angeles Clippers
Draft Year2009
Career Start2009
Years1  present|team1=Los Angeles Clippers
Highlights * NBA Rookie of the Year ( ) * NBA All-Star ( ) * NBA All-Rookie First Team ( ) * NBA Slam Dunk Contest Champion ( ) * Big 12 Player of the Year (2009) * John R. Wooden Award (2009) * Naismith College Player of the Year (2009) * AP National Player of the Year (2009) * Oscar Robertson Trophy (2009) * Adolph Rupp Trophy (2009) * NABC Player of the Year (2009)

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Blake Austin Griffin (born March 16, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Griffin had a renowned high school career at Oklahoma Christian School, winning state titles each of his four years under his father who was the head coach. He played college basketball for the University of Oklahoma Sooners and was awarded numerous accolades in his second year including the Naismith College Player of the Year, Oscar Robertson Trophy and the John Wooden Award.

Griffin left college after two seasons to enter the 2009 NBA Draft where he was selected first overall by the Clippers. In his first season, he broke his left kneecap, which he injured during the final pre-season game, and underwent surgery missing the entire 2009 10 season. He made his NBA debut as a rookie the following season and was selected as an All-Star, won the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest and was named the NBA Rookie of the Year. In 2011, Sports Illustrated ranked him as one of the NBA's 15 Greatest Rookies of All Time.


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