Greg Oden
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Greg Oden is a retired American professional basketball player. Moreover, Greg Oden is currently serving at Butler University as director of basketball operations.

Early life

Gregory Wayne Oden Jr. best known as Greg Oden was born on the 22nd of January 1988, in Buffalo, New York, the United States of America. According to his birth date, he is 34 years old and holds an American nationality.

Moreover, Greg has a zodiac sign of Aquarius and believes in Christianity. In addition,  he is the son of Greg Oden Sr. (father) and Zoe Oden (mother). He grew up with his brother named Anthony Oden.

Education

Greg’s family moved to Indiana when he was nine years old. He then enrolled at Sarah Scott Middle School, where he began playing basketball after never having done so before. Nevertheless, he had to move to Lawrence North High School and leave Sarah Scott behind.

He and his brother moved in with their mother after their mother left their father’s house and switched schools. He won three straight Indiana Class 4A basketball championships before graduating in 2006.

After graduating, he attended Parade High School, where he again surprised everyone with his excellent basketball talents. He even received the Parade Hugh School’s co-player of the Year award.

Professional life

When Greg announced he will enter the 2007 NBA Draft, everyone was pleased. Finally, and perhaps not surprisingly, his greatest dream of playing in the NBA was fulfilled. Amazingly, the TrailBlazer selected him with the first overall pick in the draft. As a result, Blazer hired him for two years.

But unfortunately, his knee surgery prevented him from participating in the NBA’s inaugural season. He was once again classified as a rookie for the 2008 season even though he was selected in the 2007 draft. He was limited by his injuries as a rookie a year later. However, he was compelled to leave the first game after thirteen minutes due to an injury, therefore he was unable to score any points.

Later, he returned to the game after two weeks off and eventually registered his first NBA point in 2009. He not only scored his first points but also surpassed his previous career high of 24 points. His injuries, however, stopped him from displaying more of his character.

He also suffered a knee injury in 2009 during a game against the Golden State Warriors, missing three weeks of action. For him, the years from 2008 to 2010 were full of injuries. He participated in games but wasn’t able to show his full ability. He suffered a serious injury, but the Blazers kept him on the team because they were aware of his potential.

Following career

For a player, three seasons of poor play is a nightmare. He went through a difficult time during that time because he couldn’t play and his career was in danger. After four years, Blazer was forced to waive Greg to give the new roster a chance.

In addition, according to online sources, lots of teams wanted him to join their team. He was signed by the Miami Heat for a year in 2013. In 2013, he participated in his first NBA game since 2009, and he scored two points.

He was getting back into the game; after just eight minutes of action, he had six points and two rebounds. Moreover, he undoubtedly had a successful recovery and joined CBA, where he excelled.

He participated in 25 CBA games, scoring 13 points and two blocks on average. He retired in 2018, even though he was doing well. In nine minutes of his final game for Scarlet and Gray, he recorded two points and a block.

He was invited to Edyoucore Sports & Entertainment’s team as an athletic advisor in 2019. He began working for Butler University as director of basketball operations in April 2022, replacing Thad Matta.

Awards

Greg Oden

Caption: Greg Oden with his award (Source: ESPN)

In his career, he has earned several awards and honors. Consensus second-team All-American (2007), NABC Defensive Player of the Year (2007), Pete Newell Big Man Award (2007), First-team All-Big Ten (2007), Mr. Basketball USA (2006), Naismith Prep Player of the Year (2006), 2× Gatorade National Player of the Year (2005, 2006), are some of his career highlights and awards.

Net Worth

As a former basketball player and director of basketball operations, he has earned a huge sum of money in his profession. Moreover, his net worth is estimated at around $16 million and his salary is around $2 million.

Relationship Status

He is married to Sabrina Oden. Moreover, with marriage, the couple has a son whose name is Londyn Oden. Besides this, there is no further information regarding their relationship status.

Controversy

Although he has frequently made news for his career, in 2014 his headlines were being made for the wrong reasons. The NBA player was arrested after he was accused of hitting Candyce Brown, his ex-girlfriend. He was arrested the following morning after reportedly attacking Candyce, according to press sources.

The problem escalated when it was discovered that there was blood evidence throughout the house, where the incident had occurred. He was taken into custody by police and taken to jail right away.

Later, Greg was forced to pay a $200 fine and attend 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling. Additionally, he was ordered to attend AA meetings while on 909 days of probation.

Body Measurements

This man is 7 feet tall with weighs around 124 kg. Moreover, Greg has black hair and black eyes color and there is no other information regarding his other body measurements.

Greg Oden

Caption: Greg Oden getting ready in the dressing room (Source: X Games)

Social Media

On his Instagram page, there are more than 53.1k followers. Likewise, there are more than 5.6k followers on Twitter and more than 334k followers on Facebook.

 

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