Greg Oden

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Greg Oden1

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Birthdate: 1/22/1988 | Height: 7′ 0″ | Weight: 285  | Team: Miami Heat | Position: Center | Year Acquired: 2013 | College: Ohio State

Bio

Greg Oden was born on January 22, 1988, in Buffalo, New York. He developed his love and passion for basketball at an early age; the game that would pave the way for his future. After one of the most illustrious high school careers in sports, where he was named Indiana’s Mr. Basketball, Parade’s High School Co-Player of the year, Gatorade’s National Boys Basketball Player of the Year, and was selected to the McDonald’s All-American Team, Greg found a home with the Ohio State Buckeyes.

Proudly wearing a Buckeyes jersey and playing for Coach Thad Matta, Oden pieced together a very impressive collegiate resume. In only one year spent at Ohio State, Oden led the Buckeyes to a 35-win season, achieving a Big Ten regular-season title, and the league tournament crown, before an unfortunate loss in the NCAA Tournament championship game. Although the Buckeyes fell short of a nearly perfect season, Oden’s dominance was widely recognized. He received honors such as First Team All-Big Ten, Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and a selection on the Associated Press All- American Team. From there, Oden decided it was time to put his talent to the test, and on April 20th, he announced that he would be entering the 2007 NBA Draft.

With the number one pick in the 2007 NBA Draft, the Portland Trailblazers selected Oden in hopes of reviving a struggling franchise. Since the draft, Oden has shown glimpses of greatness, and has been recognized by members of the media as a rising star. He has appeared on numerous TV and award shows such as Rome is Burning, PTI, and the ESPYs. He has also been featured in top publications such as USA Today, The New York Times, Sports Illustrated and Dime Magazine. Oden has even graced the covers of magazines such as Slam, Sporting News and ESPN the Magazine.

Perhaps more impressive has been the time he has spent away from the spotlight and in the community. Oden has worked closely with the ‘Oregon Mentors’ organization to create Team ODEN, a partnership that aims to connect youth with positive, caring mentors. Team ODEN puts on a variety of events every year, including the Summer Slam Carnival, Holiday movie screenings, and provides tickets to Blazers home games for children and their mentors to attend.

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