Hometown: Indianapolis, IN
NBA Seasons: 3
Greg Oden is taking over as the Aliens’ captain for the 2021 season after clogging up the paint and establishing a major defensive presence in 2019. He and new coach Rick Mahorn will try to guide the Aliens to their first-ever playoff appearance.
Oden, who was drafted by the Aliens with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 BIG3 Draft, joined the expansion team as co-captain. The rim protector was a menace in the paint, tying for fifth in the league with 0.8 blocks per game and ranking ninth with 49 total rebounds.
At 7 feet tall and 300 pounds, the true center played one year at Ohio State University, where he averaged 15.7 PPG and 9.6 RPG, leading his team to become Big Ten Champs and NCAA Tournament runner-ups. Oden left Ohio State after his freshman year and was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the first overall pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. Oden had multiple injuries which cut his career short but he’s since become a recent graduate at Ohio State University after coaching and assisting there.