- 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.
- Anthony Oden — Brother
- Greg Oden Sr. — Father
- Zoe Oden — Mother
- Attended Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, United States