Greg Oden goes No. 1 in the NBA Draft

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- The Portland Trail Blazers made seven-foot center Greg Oden of Ohio State the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft Thursday night.

Portland gets first pick in NBA draft

SECAUCUS, N.J., May 22 (UPI) -- The Portland Trail Blazers won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday and will have the top pick June 28.

Collison returning to UCLA

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- Sophomore guard Darren Collison of UCLA announced Wednesday he would return for his junior season and not declare for the upcoming NBA draft.

COL BKB: Florida 84, Ohio State 75

ATLANTA, April 2 (UPI) -- Lee Humphrey led a three-point barrage Monday night that carried Florida to its second straight NCAA basketball championship -- 84-75 over Ohio State.

COL BKB: Ohio State 67, Georgetown 60

ATLANTA, March 31 (UPI) -- Greg Oden had 13 points and nine rebounds Saturday to lead Ohio State to the national championship game with a 67-60 win over Georgetown in Final Four play.

NCAA Final Four unfolds Saturday

ATLANTA, March 30 (UPI) -- Men's college basketball tops Saturday's sports spotlight when the NCAA Division I Final Four commences at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

COL BKB: Ohio St. 92, Memphis 76

SAN ANTONIO, March 24 (UPI) -- Greg Oden sparked a second-half surge Saturday that vaulted Ohio State into the NCAA Final Four with a 92-76 victory over Memphis. The Tigers appeared to be in control during the second half when they led by five and were capitalizing on the seven-foot Od

COL BKB: Ohio State 85, Tennessee 84

SAN ANTONIO, March 22 (UPI) -- Ohio State's Greg Oden sent the Buckeyes to the Elite Eight in style Thursday with a last-second blocked shot that preserved an 85-84 win over Tennessee.

COL BKB: Ohio State 78, Xavier 71 (OT)

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 17 (UPI) -- Ron Lewis scored 27 points Saturday afternoon to help top-ranked Ohio State overcome Xavier, 78-71, for its 19th straight victory.

COL BKB: Ohio State 78, CCSU 57

LEXINGTON, Ky., March 15 (UPI) -- Greg Oden had 19 points and 10 rebounds Thursday as No. 1 Ohio State ripped Central Connecticut State, 78-57, in the South Region of the NCAA Tournament.

COL BKB: Ohio State 66, Wisconsin 49

CHICAGO, March 11 (UPI) -- Mike Conley Jr. had 18 points and eight assists Sunday afternoon as No. 1 Ohio State trounced fourth-ranked Wisconsin, 66-49, to win the Big Ten Tournament. OSU led by only 26-20 at the half, but outscored Wisconsin, 40-29, in the final 20 minutes to turn

COL BKB: Ohio State 63, Purdue 52

CHICAGO, March 10 (UPI) -- Greg Oden had 17 points and 19 rebounds Saturday afternoon as top-ranked Ohio State downed Purdue, 63-52, for its 16th straight victory.

COL BKB: Ohio State 72, Michigan 62

CHICAGO, March 9 (UPI) -- Greg Oden scored 22 points Friday in pacing the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes to a 72-62 Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over the Michigan Wolverines.

COL BKB: Ohio State 65, Michigan 61

ANN ARBOR, Mich., March 3 (UPI) -- Jamar Butler put Ohio State in front during a late 10-0 run Saturday as the No. 1 Buckeyes fought off Michigan, 65-61.

Freshmen top Robertson Trophy finalists

ST. LOUIS, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Texas' Kevin Durant and Ohio State's Greg Oden, both freshmen, were listed among the five finalists for the nation's college basketball player of the year. The award is called the Oscar Robertson Trophy and is voted on by members of the U.S. Basketball Wr
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Greg Oden
Portland Trailblazers number one draft choice center Greg Oden (L) sits behind the bench in the first half against the Denver Nuggets at the Pepsi Center in Denver on November 14, 2007. Oden underwent surgery and will miss his entire rookie season. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

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 knee surgery 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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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Greg Oden."
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