As a basketball player, Wayman Tisdale achieved what just about anyone would call considerable success.

Tisdale played 840 games in the NBA. Over the course of 12 seasons as a professional basketball player, he averaged more than 15 points and six rebounds per game with the Indiana Pacers, Sacramento Kings and Phoenix Suns between 1985 and 1997. During his time in California, he and Mitch “The Rock” Richmond formed one of the most dynamic duos in the league at the time.

At the collegiate level, Tisdale became a legend at the University of Oklahoma, where his jersey number is now retired. He was named a first-team All American three times, making him the first college player to earn a spot in his freshman, sophomore and junior seasons. The USBWA’s annual award for the men’s outstanding freshman of the year is now named the Wayman Tisdale Award. In 2009, Tisdale was elected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

But his true love was always music.