Drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers in June 2007, Greg Oden was a star player at Ohio State University, which he led to the Big Ten Championship in 2007. Greg Oden was born in Buffalo, New York, but moved as a young boy with his family to Terre Haute, Indiana. On January 29, 2007 The Big Ten recognized Oden as “Player of the Week” for his amazing point average of 18 and 11.5 rebounds from the previous week. More recently, on November 23, 2009 Oden scored 24 points in a game, matching is previous career record high. On December 1 he topped his previous high for rebounds, with a new record of 20.