Jason White and ‘Big Country’ Reeves, selected for HofF

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, announced the Induction Class for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, including former Heisman Trophy winner Jason White of Oklahoma and OSU basketball player Bryant “Big Country” Reeves.

The 2017 class includes champion pole vaulter and Olympian, Jeff Bennett; Olympic Champion wrestler and coach, Doug Blubaugh; baseball player and the first black athlete to integrate professional sports in the state of Oklahoma, Reverend Bill Greason; four-time All-American wrestler, two-time national champion and twelve-time national championship coach, David James; OU’s Two-time All-American and NFL player, Bill Krisher; Reeves and White.

The induction class is made up of seven individuals who have contributed to the sports heritage of Oklahoma in a variety of ways.

“We are honored to be inducting these individuals into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame,” said Eddie Griffin, president of The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.  “This year’s inductees are respected citizens and athletes; a remarkable group of champions representing track and field, wrestling, baseball and football. All have record-setting careers.  This induction group truly represents how great the state of Oklahoma is.”

The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on August 14 at Riverwind Showplace Theatre.

Reeves ranks among the most celebrated college basketball players of his era, as well as Oklahoma State history. The three-time All-American (1993-95) ranks second in Cowboy history in scoring (2,367 points) and rebounding (1,152), and his 58.8 career field goal percentage is the best in school history.

Along with standout guard Randy Rutherford and former head coach Eddie Sutton, Reeves helped lead OSU to the 1995 Final Four in Seattle. That season, he scored a school record 797 points (21.5 per game) and was named the Big Eight Most Valuable Player and the Big Eight Tournament MVP.

The Vancouver Grizzlies selected Reeves with the sixth pick of the 1995 NBA Draft, and was an All-Rookie Second Team selection in 1996. He played six seasons with the organization, and averaged 12.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game over his career.

Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, announced the Induction Class for the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, including former Heisman Trophy winner Jason White of Oklahoma and OSU basketball player Bryant “Big Country” Reeves.

The 2017 class includes champion pole vaulter and Olympian, Jeff Bennett; Olympic Champion wrestler and coach, Doug Blubaugh; baseball player and the first black athlete to integrate professional sports in the state of Oklahoma, Reverend Bill Greason; four-time All-American wrestler, two-time national champion and twelve-time national championship coach, David James; OU’s Two-time All-American and NFL player, Bill Krisher; Reeves and White.

The induction class is made up of seven individuals who have contributed to the sports heritage of Oklahoma in a variety of ways.

“We are honored to be inducting these individuals into the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame,” said Eddie Griffin, president of The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame.  “This year’s inductees are respected citizens and athletes; a remarkable group of champions representing track and field, wrestling, baseball and football. All have record-setting careers.  This induction group truly represents how great the state of Oklahoma is.”

The Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame ceremony will take place on August 14 at Riverwind Showplace Theatre.

Reeves ranks among the most celebrated college basketball players of his era, as well as Oklahoma State history. The three-time All-American (1993-95) ranks second in Cowboy history in scoring (2,367 points) and rebounding (1,152), and his 58.8 career field goal percentage is the best in school history.

Along with standout guard Randy Rutherford and former head coach Eddie Sutton, Reeves helped lead OSU to the 1995 Final Four in Seattle. That season, he scored a school record 797 points (21.5 per game) and was named the Big Eight Most Valuable Player and the Big Eight Tournament MVP.

The Vancouver Grizzlies selected Reeves with the sixth pick of the 1995 NBA Draft, and was an All-Rookie Second Team selection in 1996. He played six seasons with the organization, and averaged 12.5 points and 6.9 rebounds per game over his career.