Report: Oden to enter NBA draft
Columbus, OH (Sports Network) – Ohio State freshman sensation Greg
Oden will reportedly announce his intention to enter the NBA draft on Friday.
According to the Columbus Dispatch, a source close to the player told the
newspaper on Thursday that Oden will issue a statement through the school
announcing his intention to enter the draft on Friday.
Also, freshman teammates Mike Conley Jr. and Daequan Cook will also join Oden
in the draft.
Oden, who is a top candidate to be drafted first overall, led the Buckeyes to
the NCAA title game this past season. Ohio State lost to the Florida Gators,
who repeated as national champions with an 84-75 win.
The 7-foot, 280-pound center led Ohio State with 15.7 points and 9.6 rebounds
per contest. He also led the team with a .616 field goal percentage and was
a force on the defensive end, averaging 3.3 blocks per game.
Oden was Indiana’s Mr. Basketball in 2006 and led his school to three state
title game appearances, winning twice. He was likely headed for the NBA
straight out of high school until the league passed an age restriction rule.