Erik Madrid Signing DayPhoto by Blu Madrid

Madrid signs to OBU.

Big E: Dominating the Court and Navigating Life as a 7-Foot-2 Basketball Star

By Christian Chaney
March 5, 2024

Erik Madrid, also known as Big E, stands tall at 7 feet 2 inches, making him one of Oklahoma’s tallest high school basketball players.

At 18, this tall center for Tulsa Union High School has become a standout player, contributing significantly to his team’s impressive 20-2 record and a remarkable 13-game win streak.

Throughout the current season, Madrid has dominated with an average of 15 points and nine rebounds per game.

His goal is to lead Union to its first state title in over a decade.

Off the court, Erik faces unique challenges due to his extraordinary height.

With a wingspan of 7 feet 4 inches and a shoe size 19, shopping for everyday items, especially shoes, becomes challenging.