Gregory Wayne Oden Jr. is an American former professional basketball player. Oden, a 7 ft 0 in, 250-pound center, played college basketball at the Ohio State University for one season, during which the team was the Big Ten Champion and the tournament runner-up in the NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Championship. On June 28, 2007, Greg Oden was selected first overall in the 2007 NBA draft by the Portland Trail Blazers, he underwent microfracture surgery of the knee in September 2007, missed the entire 2007–08 NBA season as a result. He recovered and made his NBA debut on opening night 2008. In March 2012, he was waived from the Trail Blazers after a long history of injuries, he signed with the Miami Heat in August 2013, more than three years after last appearing in an NBA game, played with the team through the 2014 NBA Playoffs. After playing in the CBA during their 2015–16 season, Oden stated in October 2016 that he was done with basketball and would not be returning as a player. In July 2018, he played in The Basketball Tournament 2018.
In May 2019, Oden was selected as the 7th overall pick in the 2019 Big3 Draft. He is considered by basketball analysts to be one of the greatest draft busts in NBA history. Oden was born in Buffalo, New York, moved with his family to Terre Haute, Indiana at the age of nine, he attended Sarah Scott Middle School in Terre Haute, where he first played interscholastic basketball. Oden relocated with his mother and brother and attended Lawrence North High School in Indianapolis, Indiana which he led to three consecutive Indiana Class 4A basketball championships before graduating in 2006, he was named Parade's High School Co-Player of the Year 2005 and 2005 National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He repeated as Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year in 2006. Oden was named the 2006 Indiana Mr. Basketball, he was on the McDonald's All-American Team and played in the All-American game, earned first-team Parade All-American honors for the second straight year. On June 29, 2005, Oden and Lawrence North teammate Mike Conley, Jr. announced that they would be attending the Ohio State University starting with the 2006–07 season.
Oden had surgery on his right wrist on June 16, 2006, in Indianapolis to repair a ligament injury that occurred late in his senior high school season. As a result, he sat on the Ohio State bench during the beginning of the 2006–07 season, during which the Buckeyes were ranked as high as #1 before losing to North Carolina, he made his college debut on December 2006, against Valparaiso, coming off the bench. He finished the game with 10 rebounds and 5 blocks. In December of that year, Steve Kerr described him as a "once-in-a-decade player"; the Big Ten honored Oden as Player of the Week, along with Wisconsin's Alando Tucker, on January 29, 2007. In the previous week, he had averaged 11.5 rebounds. On March 6, 2007, Oden was named First Team All-Big Ten as well being voted the conference's Defensive Player of the Year. Oden fouled out for the first time in his college career against Xavier in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, was bothered by foul trouble throughout the tournament. In the Sweet Sixteen, Oden blocked a potential game-winning shot in the final seconds against Tennessee to preserve an 85–84 victory, went on to lead Ohio State past Memphis and Georgetown to advance to the 2007 National Championship.
In the title game, Oden scored 25 points, had 12 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in a losing effort against the Florida Gators. Oden, alongside Kevin Durant, Arron Afflalo, Alando Tucker and Acie Law were named to the Associated Press All-American Team. Oden and Durant were the first freshmen voted to the All-American First Team since 1990, the third and fourth overall. Throughout his high school and college career, Oden never lost a home game. On April 20, 2007, Oden announced. On June 28, 2007, he was selected by the Portland Trail Blazers with the #1 overall pick. To begin his Trail Blazers career, Oden chose the uniform number 52. On July 1, before his first NBA practice, Oden was signed to a contract which provided for two guaranteed seasons and team options for third and fourth seasons. On September 14, 2007, Oden had microfracture surgery on his ailing right knee, he missed the entire season. Oden's progress was recorded on his blog. Although drafted in 2007, Oden was classified as a rookie for the 2008–09 season because of the knee injury.
Entering the 2008–09 season, he was listed at 250 lb, but according to Blazers' trainer Jay Jensen he weighed about 290 lb in July. Oden left his NBA debut with a foot injury after playing thirteen scoreless minutes against the Los Angeles Lakers, he returned on November 12, 2008, after missing two weeks, scored his first NBA points in the first quarter against the Miami Heat. On January 19, 2009, Oden had a career-high 24 points while grabbing 15 rebounds in a 102–85 win against the Milwaukee Bucks. On February 13, 2009, he injured his left knee in a game against the Golden State Warriors, by bumping knees with opponent Corey Maggette, missed three weeks due to a chipped knee cap. On November 23, 2009, Oden matched his career-high for points in a game again with 24, he set a new career-high for rebounds in a game with 20 on December 1. On December 5, 2009, Oden injured his left knee in the first quarter of a game, he was taken off the court on two connected stretchers. He underwent surgery for a fractured left patella and missed the rest of the season.
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My Music was a radio panel show which premiered on the BBC Home Service on 3 January 1967. It was a companion programme to My Word!, like that show featured comic writers Denis Norden and Frank Muir. The show was last recorded in November 1993 and broadcast in January 1994 rebroadcast until 2011, it was broadcast via the BBC World Service. There was a television version on BBC2 which ran for seven series between 1977 and 1983. My Music followed My Word!'s pattern of two teams of two competing in a series of challenges, based this time on music rather than words. Again, the quiz element was subordinate to the entertainment. In years, each episode featured a final round in which each contestant was required to sing a song, regardless of his vocal ability; this was a genuine test of whether the contestants knew the songs, but the songs were always ones that they were certain to know. Indeed, towards the end Denis Norden decided what song he would sing, supplying some rather bizarre ones. Many of these were written by the English music hall songwriters R. P. Bert Lee.
The teams were: 1967–1973: Ian Wallace and Denis Norden versus David Franklin and Frank Muir 1973: Ian Wallace and Denis Norden versus Owen Brannigan and Frank Muir 1974–1994: Ian Wallace and Denis Norden versus John Amis and Frank Muir The show was hosted for its entire run by composer Steve Race, who set the challenges and provided piano accompaniment where appropriate. Neither Race nor Wallace missed a single one of the more than 520 episodes broadcast. Graham Dalley, the show's first accompanist composed the signature tune, his original mellotron version was used from 1967 to 1975. A new arrangement of the theme, featuring trumpets, bass guitar, electric guitar, conga drums, cabasa, was used from 1976, was succeeded in 1983 by an arrangement for piano and harpsichord, composed by Steve Race. Producers of the programme included Pete Atkin. In the United States, the show was syndicated on the WFMT Fine Arts Network until 1 October 2013, when BBC ended US distribution. Race, Steve My Music.
W. O. Mitchell Elementary School abbreviated to W. O. M. is located in the Kanata district of Ottawa, Canada. There are classes from junior kindergarten to Grade 8, it is named after Canadian writer W. O. Mitchell. W. O. M. was founded in 1998 as part of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board. It is located at 80 Steeple Chase Drive. There are 420 students as of 2009-2010. W. O. M. gets an influx of grade 7 students from other schools that only go up to grade 6. The school has many clubs, sport teams and has a large gym, a computer lab. Different fundraising festivals are held frequently. One notable festival is W. O. M. Fest, which occurs once every year; the school has two wings, two floors, a large yard, six portables and a kindergarten area, renovated in 2004 because of a large flood. The gym was replaced for the same reason. On December 19, 2011, the school experienced the same issue, with the exception that the water was shut off, thus preventing major damage; the issue has since been resolved by SimplexGrinnell.
The kindergarten wing went through major renovations, is now open again. Nowhere else in the school was affected; the process took a little bit over a month to complete, however, no one worked during winter break. W. O. Mitchell Elementary School features many programs, including Early French Immersion, a Gifted program, more; the school has its own grade 7/8 band, successful sports teams. W. O. Mitchell Elementary School has, over the course of its history, had grade 6, 7 and 8 bands, as well as jazz ensembles and other small ensembles. Many of these ensembles have entered in music festivals. A grade 8 band was formed in 2011 for the upcoming year. Instrumental Music is taught as part of the curriculum and students participate in grade recitals as well as concerts in the community. Grade 7 and 8s have a choice of 10 instruments. W. O. Mitchell Elementary School participates in many sports, including track and field, cross country, basketball; the gym walls are lined with more being won each year. During second recess, depending on which day, different grades have intramural.
The intramural sport is the sport being taught in class. W. O. M. is home to two winners of the OCEAA Coach of the Year award. Derek Tysick won the award in 2011, followed by Heather McGrath in 2012. W. O. Mitchell Elementary School reading and writing results are above both board and provincial standards; some of the clubs and extra curricular activities that are run at the school include the Student Council, Athletic Council, Reel Cool Productions, Chess Club. There is an annual Science Fair, as well as numerous sports teams; every two years, the school mounts a full-scale musical production, performed by intermediate students. W. O. Mitchell W. O. Mitchell Elementary School OCDSB: W. O. M. Profile OCDSB W. O. M. School Council