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Scattershooting while wondering whatever happened to Wayman Tisdale

Since I’ve chosen so many deceased alumni (which I know is not the point of scattershooting) I figured why stop here when I can highlight the career of one Wayman Tisdale. Tisdale was born in Ft. Worth, but his father was a famous pastor in Tulsa, the former Osage Expressway was named after his father, L.L. Tisdale. Tisdale loved music and played the bass guitar growing up in addition to basketball. Tisdale was a star at Oklahoma, playing for Billy Tubbs, the U.S. Olympic team coached by Bobby Knight, and was the 2nd overall pick in the 1985 NBA Draft. In 2007 Tisdale was treated for cancer in his knee, eventually having his leg amputated, eventually passing away in 2009.
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