Greg Oden's career at Ohio State lasted only one season--but boy was it special. The big man came to Columbus, with high school teammate Mike Conley, and led Ohio State to one of its most memorable season's ever. The Buckeyes finished 35-4, won the Big Ten regular and tournament championships and made it all the way to the NCAA championship game before falling to defending champion Florida.
Oden left after that one year and was the No. 1 pick by Portland in the 2007 NBA draft. From there, his basketball story took a turn for the worse. Multiple injuries shortened Oden's career and he never lived up to the incredible promise he showed in that memorable year with the Buckeyes. But his injuries and off-court struggles have led him back to Columbus--10 years later, where he's working on his degree and is now a student assistant for Thad Matta.
The Big Ten Network's "The Journey" featured Oden this week, remembering that 2007 Buckeye season and looking at the impact he's having on big man Trevor Thompson and the Buckeyes now. It's good stuff. Check out two of the segments of Oden's story below.