Years Pro: 2
College: Ohio State
Selected in the first round of the 2007 NBA Draft (first overall)…waived by Portland on Mar. 15, 2012…signed as a free agent by the HEAT on Aug. 7, 2013.
Has appeared in 82 regular season games (60 starts) during his two-year career and has averaged 9.4 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.43 blocks and 22.1 minutes…has missed a total of 289 games due to injury…has scored in double figures on 41 occasions, including three games with at least 20 points…grabbed double-figure rebounds 26 times, including one 20-rebound effort…has posted 21 double-doubles…has tallied 32 multi-block games and eight multi-steal games…his career high for most consecutive games with a block is 14 (Nov. 6-Dec. 27, 2009)…his career high for most consecutive starts is 38 (Nov. 24, 2008-Feb. 12, 2009)…his career high for most consecutive games shooting 50 percent-or-better from the floor is seven (Apr. 5-15, 2009)…has appeared in six postseason games (no starts) and has averaged 5.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.83 blocks and 16.0 minutes while shooting 52.4 percent from the floor and 66.7 percent from the foul line…has scored in double figures once in postseason play.
Missed the first 43 games of the season while still recovering from his left knee surgery (Nov. 19, 2010) before being waived by the Blazers on Mar. 15…had microfracture surgery again on his left knee on Feb. 20, 2012 performed by Dr. Richard Steadman in Vail, CO.
Missed the entire season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his left knee on Nov. 19, 2010.
Started all 21 games in which he appeared for Portland and averaged 11.1 points (.605 FG%, .766 FT%), 8.5 rebounds, 2.29 blocks and 23.9 minutes…missed the final 61 games of the season due to injury…had season-ending surgery performed by Dr. Don Roberts in Vancouver, WA on Dec. 6 to repair a fracture in his left patella which occurred at the 7:45 mark of the first quarter on Dec. 5 vs. Houston…ranked fourth in the NBA in field goal percentage and second in blocks at the time of his season-ending injury…topped the Blazers in scoring three times, in rebounds eight times and in blocks 16 times…scored in double figures on 12 occasions, including one 20-point effort…grabbed double-figure rebounds eight times and tallied five double-doubles…recorded at least one block in a career-high 13 consecutive games from Nov. 6-Dec. 27…recorded career highs in both offensive (11) and total (20) rebounds vs. Miami on Dec. 1…his 11 offensive rebounds vs. Miami on Dec. 1 tied the Portland single-game franchise record…tied his career-high with 24 points vs. Chicago on Nov. 23 and set career highs in free throws made (10) and attempted (12)…Season Highs: 24 points (vs. Chicago, Nov. 23), 20 rebounds (vs. Miami, Dec. 1), five blocks (vs. Houston, Oct. 27), two assists (four times), two steals (at Utah, Nov. 28) and 34:07 minutes (at Atlanta, Nov. 16).
Appeared in 61 games (39 starts) for the Trail Blazers and averaged 8.9 points (.564 FG%, .637 FT%), 7.0 rebounds, 1.13 blocks and 21.5 minutes…missed a total of 21 games due to injury…missed six games with a right foot sprain (Oct. 31-Nov. 10)…sat out the first 15 games after the All-Star break (Feb. 18-Mar. 16) with a bone chip in his left knee…ranked fifth among NBA rookies in double-doubles…was second on the Blazers in double-doubles and blocks per game and ranked third in both offensive and total rebounds and in blocks…topped Portland in scoring twice and in rebounds 20 times, in steals on seven occasions and in assists once…scored in double figures 29 times, including a pair of 20-point outings…scored in double figures in a career-high five consecutive games from Jan. 19-25…grabbed double-figure rebounds on 18 occasions and posted 16 double-doubles…grabbed double-figure rebounds in a career-high three consecutive games from Feb. 8-12…shot 50 percent-or-better from the floor in a career-high seven consecutive games from Apr. 5-15…made a career-high 38 consecutive starts from Nov. 24-Feb. 12…scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds vs. Milwaukee on Jan. 19 and also set career highs in field goals made (9) and attempted (14)…grabbed a career-high 11 defensive rebounds at Detroit on Nov. 30…had a career-high six blocks vs. New York on Feb. 8…was a perfect 7-7 from the floor at the Lakers on Jan. 26, marking the most field goal attempts he has made in a game in his career without a miss…made his NBA debut as a starter at the Lakers on Oct. 28 and was scoreless with five rebounds and a block in 12:51 minutes…was selected for the Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix…Season Highs: 24 points (vs. Milwaukee, Jan. 19), 15 rebounds (twice), six blocks (vs. New York, Feb. 8), three assists (three times), three steals (vs. Boston, Dec. 30) and 42:03 minutes (vs. L.A. Clippers, Dec. 12).
Missed the entire season after undergoing microfracture surgery on his right knee on Sept. 13, 2007.
2009: Came off the bench in all six games for Portland and averaged 5.0 points (.524 FG%, .667 FT%), 4.3 rebounds, 0.83 blocks and 16.0 minutes…scored in double figures once…made his playoff debut vs. Houston on Apr. 18 and tallied a postseason career-high 15 points, five rebounds and a block in a postseason career-high 21:36 minutes.
2009: Was named to the Rookie team at the 2009 Rookie Challenge & Youth Jam at All-Star Weekend in Phoenix.
Played one season at Ohio State before becoming an early entry candidate in 2007…started 31 of the 32 games in which he appeared and averaged 15.7 points (.616 FG%, .628 FT%), 9.6 rebounds, 3.29 blocks and 28.9 minutes…was named to the Associated Press All-America First Team…was a 2007 Wooden All-American…honored as the NABC National Defensive Player of the Year and Pete Newell Big Man of the Year…was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year and was chosen First Team All-Big Ten by the media and coaches…led the Buckeyes in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots…missed OSU’s first seven games of the season recovering from right wrist surgery…shot most of his free throws left-handed due to the injury…grabbed double-figure rebounds 15 times and posted 14 double-doubles…averaged 16.1 points, 9.3 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 27.5 minutes and recorded three double-doubles in OSU’s six NCAA Tournament games…tallied 25 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in the NCAA National Championship game vs. Florida…had a career-high 29 points and 10 rebounds in a Jan. 20 win vs. Iowa.
Full name is Gregory Wayne Oden Jr…goes by the nickname “G.O.” (his initials)…is the son of Greg Sr. and Zoe Oden…has a brother (Anthony Oden)…his brother played two years of college football at the University of Arkansas and one at Lamar University…credits his mom as the person who made a difference in his life, inspiring him to work hard…after his basketball career is over he would like to coach or be a gym teacher…was the homecoming king his senior year in high school…says one of the things people don’t know about him is that he likes to cook…while playing with the Trail Blazers in March of 2008, he joined Oregon Mentors, a non-profit organization unifying mentoring programs throughout the state, to announce a statewide mentoring awareness initiative…the formation of Team ODEN helped the organization reach its goal of supplying over 40,000 youth with adult mentors by December 2010…partnered with VIZ Media to develop SLAM DUNK, a basketball-themed comic book to be donated to the Oregon Mentors program…was on the cover of College Hoops 2K8 video game…was on the same high school AAU team (Spiece Indy Heat) as former HEAT guard Daequan Cook and fellow NBA players Mike Conley, Jr., Eric Gordon and Josh McRoberts…was selected to the 2009 USA Basketball Men’s Select team…chosen as the 2006 Naismith Prep Player of the Year given annually to the best high school player in the nation…was a two-time Gatorade National Player of the Year (2005 and 2006), joining current teammate LeBron James as the only repeat winners…was a two-time USA Today and Parade Magazine Player of the Year…was named 2006 McDonald’s High School All-American Player of the Year and played in the McDonald’s All-America game…was named Indiana Mr. Basketball in 2006…tallied 1,873 points, 1,058 rebounds and 341 blocks in high school leading Lawrence North to three consecutive Class 4A state titles and a 103-7 record, including a 24-1 postseason mark…wears size 19 sneakers.
REGULAR SEASON CAREER HIGHS:
MINS: 42:03, vs. L.A. Clippers (12-12-08)
FGM: 9, vs. Milwaukee (1-19-09)
FGA: 14, vs. Milwaukee (1-19-09)
3-PT FGM: 0
3-PT FGA: 0
FTM: 10, vs. Chicago (11-23-09)
FTA: 12, vs. Chicago (11-23-09)
OR: 11, vs. Miami (12-1-09)
DR: 11, vs. Miami (12-1-09)
TOT: 20, vs. Miami (12-1-09)
AST: 20, vs. Miami (12-1-09)
STL: 3, vs. Boston (12-30-08)
TO: 7, vs. Houston (10-27-09)
BLK: 6, vs. New York (2-8-09)
PTS: 24, two times (last: vs. Chicago, 11-23-09)
POSTSEASON CAREER HIGHS:
MINS: 21:36, vs. Houston (4-18-09)
FGM: 6, vs. Houston (4-18-09)
FGA: 7, vs. Houston (4-18-09)
3-PT FGM: 0
3-PT FGA: 0
FTM: 3, vs. Houston (4-18-09)
FTA: 4, two times (last: vs. Houston, 4-28-09)
OR: 3, two times (last: at Houston, 4-30-09)
DR: 3, four times (last: at Houston, 4-30-09)
TOT: 6, at Houston (4-30-09)
STL: 1, two times (last: vs. Houston, 4-28-09)
TO: 4, at Houston (4-30-09)
BLK: 2, two times (last: at Houston, 4-30-12)
PTS: 15, vs. Houston (4-18-09)