#22 - Jimmy Oden
|2008-09 Men's Basketball|
|HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)
Murfreesboro, Tenn. (North Atlanta Prep)
2007-08 Season (Freshman): Averaged 4.3 points per game, 2.9 assists per game, and 1.8 rebounds per game … played in 25 games, starting one … averaged 17.9 minutes per game … led team in assists per game (2.9) and second on team for total assists (73) … assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.3 (73 assists/56 turnovers) … third on team in steals (28, 1.1 per game) … started the final game of the season against ETSU in the first round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament … scored 6 points and had 8 assists in that game… scored season high 15 points at ETSU (Feb. 18) … also scored in double figures in season opener against Centenary (Nov. 9) … had seven games with five or more assists … had a team season high 9 assists at Mercer (Jan. 24) … grabbed season high five rebounds at Mercer (Jan. 24) … sat out for six games (Nov. 11 to Dec. 2) while suffering from a wrist injury … led team in assists eight games … led team in steals 11 games … Atlantic Sun Games: averaged 4.5 points, 2.9 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game … played in all 16 games averaging 16.8 minutes per game … shot 42.9% in conference games (38.3% overall) … shot 65.1% from the free throw line (61.8% overall) … hit 10 of 10 free throws at ETSU (Feb. 18) … assist to turnover ratio of 1.6 (47 assists/30 turnovers)
Prep School: After graduating from Siegel High School in 2006, Oden spurned multiple college offers opting to improve his game at North Atlanta Prep Academy in Covington, Georgia ... Averaged 20.2 points, 6 assists, and 5 rebounds per game as point guard.
High School: Averaged 22.6 points, 6 rebounds, and 5 assists per game as a senior at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee ... Selected to All-District 7-AAA, All-Region 4-AAA, and All-State AAA first team during his senior year ... Selected to the All Daily News Journal First Team ... Named to the Class AAA All-State Team by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association ... Led Siegel High to back to back state tournament appearances and a 60-12 record during his junior and senior seasons ... Led the state of Tennessee in scoring average as a senior.
Personal: Son of Melissa and Jimmy Oden ... has one brother, Pico ... born April 17, 1988 ... Major is Management.
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