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Greg Oden

Greg Oden
Oden with the Trail Blazers
NameGreg Oden
CaptionOden with the Trail Blazers
TeamPortland Trail Blazers
Career Start2008
Height Ft7
Height In0
Weight Lb285
NationalityUnited States
Birth DateJanuary 22, 1988(age 29)
Birth PlaceBuffalo, New York
Draft Round1
Draft Pick1
Draft Year2007
Draft TeamPortland Trail Blazers
High SchoolLawrence North HS (Indianapolis, Indiana)
CollegeOhio State (2006 2007)
Years1  present|team1=Portland Trail Blazers
Highlights *Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (2007) *Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2006) *Indiana Mr. Basketball (2006)

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Gregory Wayne Oden, Jr. (born January 22, 1988) is an American basketball player at the center position. Oden is a member of the Portland Trail Blazers of the NBA.

Oden played basketball for Ohio State University for one season, during which the team was the Big Ten Champion and the tournament runner-up in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship.

On June 28, 2007, Oden was selected first overall in the 2007 NBA Draft by the Trail Blazers. He underwent microfracture surgery of the knee in September 2007, and missed the entire 2007 08 NBA season as a result. He recovered and made his NBA debut on opening night 2008.

Oden is currently the "Team Oden" spokesperson for Oregon Mentors, promoting mentoring for kids.

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