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. After two seasons at Oklahoma, Griffin left college to enter the 2009 NBA Draft where he was selected first overall by the Clippers. In his rookie season, he was selected to play in the All-Star Game and was the winner of the 2011 NBA Slam Dunk Contest.
Blake Austin Griffin was a first round, first pick of the Los Angeles Clippers out of Oklahoma in 2009. After sitting out the entire 2009-2010 NBA season with an injury, he returned at full strength for the 2010-2011 season.
He has impressed NBA fans, players and coaches with his spectacular play which included a 44 point, 15 rebound performance on November 20, 2010 against the New York Knicks.
He is a unique power forward with the ability to dribble, defend, rebound and pass.