Full name is Lamar Joseph Odom... Born in Jamaica, New York... Has one daughter, Destiny... Hobbies include listening to music, especially Jay-Z, and shopping... Favorite movie is Goodfellas and favorite TV show is Martin... Favorite book is Malcolm X by Alex Haley... Scored 36 points in the Catholic championship game, breaking the individual scoring record shared by Lew Alcindor, Kenny Anderson and Felipe Lopez
Odom missed the 1997-98 season after transferring from UNLV to the University of Rhode Island, where he electrified the state and the Atlantic 10 Conference...As a sophomore, he was named Honorable Mention All-America by AP, First Team All-Atlantic 10 and Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year after averaging 17.6 ppg, 9.4 rpg and 3.8 apg...He hit a three-pointer at the buzzer to lead Rhode Island to the Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship by a score of 62-59 over Temple, winning tournament MVP honors...Odom scored a career-high 28 points against St. Joseph's, with career highs of 15 rebounds against Brown and 11 assists against George Washington...In his first college game, Odom just missed a triple-double with 19 points, 14 rebounds and nine assists against TCU...In high school, Odom played three seasons at Christ the King in Queens, NY with his senior season at Redemption Christian Academy in Troy, NY before attending St. Thomas Aquinas in Connecticut...He was Parade Magazine's National Player of the Year in 1997...
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