"It's definitely a more challenging academic situation," Odom said. "I don't have that homework tonight but usually I have about four hours of homework."
While he trudges through the books, colleges are doing their homework on him. So far what we're hearing is that the junior forward has the size of an inside player but the game of wing.
"I have post moves and if someone puts a small kid on me I go to the post," Odom said. "Originally I played big but I didn't know how to play the wing until 7th or 8th grade.
"The fact is that I'm more comfortable and more athletic and I feel like I can handle the ball a lot better than kids my size. I don't even play in the post with my high school team."
Last season, Odom tossed in 16 points, 8 boards and 8 dimes.
His appeal to colleges transcends levels and conferences. An excellent student, he's visited Penn, Columbia and Harvard along with Georgetown. Last week over the holiday he was slated to visit Rutgers and Seton Hall but couldn't do so at that time.
As for balancing books and ball, Odom knows he's got a rough decision to make. "It's tough to figure it out. I definitely want to look for the best mix of both in a place I feel I can make a difference."