Home schooled until high school, Blake Griffin grew up playing basketball with his older brother Taylor and followed him to the University of Oklahoma, where the brothers led the Sooners to the Elite Eight of the 2009 Men’s NCAA Basketball Tournament. Blake was selected no. 1 overall in the 2009 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers, while Taylor was selected 48th overall by the Phoenix Suns. Blake Griffin is often described as “a man among boys” for his massive size and awesome athleticism. His dunks are already legendary. Griffin, who’s mom is white and dad is black, considers being biracial an asset, allowing him see the world from both sides of the racial divide and giving him a broader sense of perspective.