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Griffin first OU player to win AP award

Updated: April 3, 2009, 12:12 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- Oklahoma sophomore forward Blake Griffin is the runaway choice as The Associated Press' college basketball player of the year.

The 6-foot-10 Griffin averaged 22.7 points and led the nation with 14.4 rebounds per game while shooting a Big 12 record 65.4 percent from the field. Griffin, the first Oklahoma player to win the award, led the Sooners to a 30-6 record and the regional finals of the NCAA tournament.

Griffin, who had 30 double-doubles this season, was to be honored ...

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