- He and college teammates Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook were the first Ohio State players chosen in the first round of the NBA draft since 1992.
- Was the first overall pick in the 2007 draft, going to the Portland Trail Blazers.
- Underwent surgery for a microfracture of the right knee in 2007.
- Named his dog, a beagle mix, Charles Barkley McLovin.
- Greg Oden Sr. — Father
- Zoe Oden — Mother
- Anthony Oden — Brother
- Attended Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
- Birth Name: Gregory Wayne Oden Jr.
- Birth Place: Buffalo, NY
- Profession: Basketball player
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