GREG ODEN STATS
Greg Oden, 7-0, center, Lawrence North, Indianapolis
Voted first team all-state.
AAU team: Spiece Indy Heat.
Greg Oden averaged 20 points, 9.6 rebounds and 3.7 blocked shots, helping No. 6 Lawrence North win its third consecutive Class 4A state championship with Greg's 71% shooting for 29-2 Wildcats.
Oden is only the second underclassman named USA TODAY's player of the year (the first was LeBron James in 2002). Will participate in the USA Basketball Festival and was named Gatorade's player of the year.
Summary of Greg Oden:
Runs, rebounds, blocks shots and is a legit intimidator. Just scratching the surface. If he continues to improve he'll have a chance to be a dominant player. Super talent. Oden has been considered the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2006 since early in his sophomore season. Many draft analysts have projected Oden to be the top player in the 2005 draft if he were eligible.