We all know the notable player of the basketball field named Greg Oden. Like any other player of basketball, he also has an awesome height of 7ft. His passion for basketball grew from a very young age. Completing high school, he got enrolled in the Ohio State University. Being passionate about basketball, he started playing for the university team. Having a team of many great players, the team won the Big Ten Championship. Other than that the team also acquired the position of runner-up in the championship of NCAA Men’s Division Basketball Championship.
Apart from that, he also played with his team in the 2015-2016 championship of the CBA. By the end of the season, he made an announcement of leaving the field of basketball. But as it is said, you may leave the passion but passion doesn’t leave you. Soon enough in 2018, he played another basketball match that is The Basketball Tournament. After a year or so, in 2019, he was regarded as the 7th basketball player around the world. The list was published by Big3 Draft.
Childhood and Education
Born on the 22nd of January in 1988 in the beautiful city of Buffalo which is in New York. At the very young age of nine, he along with his family moved to the city of Terre Haute, which is in Indiana. Talking about his middle school, he was enrolled in the Scott Middle School, which is in the city of Terre Haute. His passion for basketball grew when he was in middle school. His first-ever basketball match was an interschool match. After completing middle school, he was enrolled in the esteemed institute named Lawrence North High School, which is in the city of Indianapolis, located in Indiana. During the time of his high school, he played not one but three back-to-back basketball matches. Not only did he played the matches but also won them. Other than that, he also won a few titles, namely the Parade’s High School under the category of Co-Player of the year in 2005. After some time, in that very year, he also won the National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. Apart from that, he also played for the popular McDonald’s All-American. Playing there, he was awarded the Parade All-American award for the second time.
Though his basketball career started back in his college days, some of his notable wins as a professional basketball player can be mentioned. He made his debut in the professional area in 2007. He signed a deal with the NBA on the 20th of April in 2007. Being impressed with his skills on the 28th of June in 2007, he was chosen as at the #1 position from the overall picks by the Portland Trail Blazers. Soon enough, he debuted his career under the TrailBlazer. For his initial days, he chose the uniform number 52. After a month or so, on the 1st of July of that very year, he started his practice to play for the NBA. Prior to his practice, he made a contract with the NBA which further ensured that he can’t be replaced with any player. In the contract, he was also guaranteed that he will play for two seasons and was given the freedom to choose any team he wants in the third and fourth seasons. After a couple of months on the 14th of September in 2007, he got a minor injury in his right knee which further led to a minor surgery of microfracture. Unfortunately, during the time of his recovery, a season came which he missed.
With this, his career went on, after playing in many matches and championships, he suffered another injury which was not a minor as the previous but quite major. The injury further led him to take a break from his professional career. He further went through an arthroscopic surgery for his injury in his right knee on the 3rd of February in 2012. After his recovery, he along with his team earned another offer from a company that was ready to offer them an amount of $8.9 million, but they negotiated and chose another company over them.
Net worth and earnings
Being such a great player in the field of basketball Greg Oden made quite a lot of fortune. He earned a salary of somewhere around $4,662,000. He earned the amount as the salary from the Portland Trail Blazers. In the following years, he receives more salaries for his skills. In 2013 he earned a salary of somewhere around $1,207,000 from the one-year contract that he signed with the popular team named Miami Heats. Talking about his estates, he owns a property that is a house in Dublin located in Ohio. The house is worth $800,000 which he bought in 2017. The house covers an area of 5,300 square feet. With this, the popular basketball player Greg Oden holds a net worth which is somewhere estimated to be $16million.