Greg Oden Hopes to Make Impact in The Basketball Tournament, Despite Missing The Opening Rounds

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input4u's picture

Does the winnings go back to the program, or are they split up amongst the players?  I did not know such a thing existed... 

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James Grega's picture

Split amongst the players. The tournament has nothing to do with the program or the NCAA. OSU just allows these guys to practice at the facilities because they are alumni and Scoonie is their coach. 

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Buctor's picture

Sure hope this works for him.  The guy appears to have had enough bad breaks health wise for several lifetimes.  Such a talented player, just was never able to stay on his legs.

Beat everyone, in every sport, all the time!!!

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Hovenaut's picture

I as well. Not expecting him to dominate, and he's surrounded by plenty of experience/talent, but hope he holds up throughout.

This is going to be a fun watch.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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PRO8's picture

Was that Dallas and Lighty practicing shots with Oden?

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James Grega's picture

It was. Both were a part of last year's team and are back this summer. 

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JacketsBuzz's picture

Anyone think the opposition will spot them a few points for putting an 80-year old man in the starting lineup?

Buckeyes & Blue Jackets.

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PRO8's picture

Looks can be deceiving... he is only 60...

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wyatt's picture

He was 50 when he played at tOSU. He gets senior discounts for coffee at McDonald's now.

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buckzilla1's picture

I'm starting a go fund me page called.

Greg Oden's hair cut.

Every donation will go to busting that hair don't.

Hey Cancer! This ass kicking is brought to you by the Guernsey county mafia. Give it Hell 84!

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GareBear's picture

MAn with the tough health breaks this guy has had, I can’t find it in me to hate on his hair. I would have fared considerably worse, I’m sure. 

"Because I couldn't go for three." - Woody Hayes

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12egulator's picture

Greg would have been scouted/developed/played differently in today's NBA. Rather than try to make him the next Patrick Ewing, posting up with his back to the basket and working his way towards the basket, he would have been a great pick and roll dive man, screener and defender much like DeAndre Jordan. This may (or may not) have kept him healthier and given him a longer NBA career, but it goes to show how quickly the game has changed in the last 10 years. 

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