News From Terre Haute, Indiana

January 2, 2008

Greg Oden Checks In

Former Terre Haute resident Greg Oden hasn't been seen on the NBA courts this season because of an injury, but he did make an appearance in the USA Weekend newspaper magazine last weekend.

Greg, 19 and the No. 1 overall draft pick of the Portland Trailblazers, talked about what it's like to be featured on a video game (2K Sports' College Hoops 2K8), what his days are like as he rehabs from his microfracture surgery on his right knee, what he's doing with his $3.883 million rookie year salary (he got his mom a car and his brother a truck), and about his blog at

There's even a picture of Greg and his Boston terrier/beagle mix puppy called Charles Barkley McLovin.

You can read the article under sports at USA

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