Greg Oden is a former professional American basketball player. He is widely famous for his performance and excellent skills in basketball. At a very young age, Oden started playing the game. He is recognized as one of the exceptional ‘Draft Bust’ ever to have played the game. Here are the complete details about career, biography, and net worth of Greg Oden in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Gregory Wayne Oden Jr. took birth on 22nd January 1988 in Buffalo, New York. His father is Greg Oden Sr. His mother is Zoe Oden. Greg has a brother named Anthony Oden. At the age of nine, Greg and his brother shifted to Terre Haute, Indiana along with their mother. Oden’s mother divorced Greg Oden Sr. in 1997.
Greg has a half-brother. His name is Joe Jones III. Oden studied in the ‘Sarah Scott Middle School.’ Here he played interschool basketball for the first time. He did his high school in ‘Lawrence North High School.’ Oden has earned many titles during his school days as a player.
Greg Oden had been charged with punching his ex-girlfriend in August 2014. He was charged with battery. This incident took place in Lawrence, Indiana. In 2015, Greg pleaded guilty to battery charges along with the bodily injury. There were other three charges against him, but those got dropped. Greg Oden got married to Sabrina Williams on 3rd September 2017. The couple tied the knot in Hawaii. They welcomed their first child in September 2016, a year before they got married. Their child’s name is Londyn Oden.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Greg started his basketball career in 2006 against ‘Valparaiso.’ His team won that match. In 2007, Greg joined the ‘2007 NBA Draft’. Oden got selected in the ‘Portland Trail Blazers’ in the same year. During that time, Oden got multiple injuries. He underwent many surgeries. Later in 2008, he made an amazing comeback and scored his first ever NBA points against ‘Miami Heat.’ Oden joined the team ‘Miami Heat’ after quitting ‘Portland Trail Blazers’ in 2013. Oden was very prone to injuries. He had missed many games due to this.
In 2006, Oden received ‘Naismith Boy’s High School Player of the Year.’ Oden won the title of “2006 Indiana Mr. Basketball”. In 2007, he received “Pete Newell Big Man” award and “Defensive Player of the Year” by NABC. In 2016, Oden announced his retirement from basketball.
Net Worth & Earnings
Greg Oden has an estimated net worth of $20 million. Oden has earned this hefty amount of money by playing with several different teams. Currently, he is serving as a student manager for the ‘Ohio State Buckeyes Men’s Basketball Team.’ This contributes a good amount in his net worth.
Overall, Greg is a brilliant basketball player with excellent skills. He had won every home game during high school and his college career. When he started playing in 2006, a renowned basketball coach Steve Kerr described him as ‘Once-in-a-Decade’ player. Many experts think that he is one of the greatest basketball players to have ever played the game.