You’d be forgiven if you don’t recognize the name ‘Tiny’ Gallon.
A top ten recruit in the Class of 2009 coming out of high school, Tiny went on to have a truly forgettable one year career with Oklahoma, which was a notoriously unforgettable season for the Sooner faithful. Gallon got caught up in a scandal as he tried to explain how and why he got $3,000 from a financial advisor, and the reasons behind an Oklahoma assistant coach being connected to that advisor.
That saga exploded at the end of a season where Gallon averaged 10.8 points and 7.9 boards on a team that was as disappointing as any team in recent memory. The Sooners were a preseason top 25 program that finished 13-18, a year that resulted in Willie Warren plummeting from a top ten pick to a late second rounder and head coach Jeff Capel getting fired.
It was bad, but there was one highlight worth mentioning: The time that Tiny shattered a back board on a missed dunk: