Bucknuts TV: Conley, Oden Interviews; ABC 6 Report

The Indianapolis Star reported on Friday that the choice is Ohio State, but Conley and Oden's camp has denied the report and will be announcing their choice on Wednesday. The night before that report, the two were playing in the state's junior/senior all star game, and after the game, each took time out to speak with reporters. Check out video footage of those interviews as well as footage of WSYX-TV ABC 6's report on the Star article, featuring Bucknuts managing editor Steve Helwagen.

It was announced over the weekend that Indianapolis Lawrence North basketball teammates Greg Oden and Mike Conley Jr. will announce their college choice at a press conference set for 1 p.m. Central time (2 p.m. Eastern) on Wednesday.

That report came on the heels of a newspaper article in Friday's edition of The Indianapolis Star stating that Oden planned to play his college basketball at Ohio State.

It is widely believed that Oden and Conley will announce for OSU on Wednesday.

Bucknuts.com was on hand at last Thursday's exhibition game in Richmond, Ind., that saw Oden and Conley join a select team of Indiana juniors and defeat the Indiana Senior All-Stars 109-96. The senior team had won the first two games of the three-game exhibition series, which was designed to prepare the seniors for a series against the top seniors in Kentucky.

Bucknuts.com will again be on hand Wednesday for the announcement of the college choice for this talented duo of national top-30 prospects.

On Tuesday, Bucknuts.com will feature eight minutes of highlight video from that exhibition game. In that game, Conley had 24 points and 10 assists, while Oden added 17 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots.

Today, however, we want to share video interviews we conducted with each player following the game. Plus, we have a 2-1/2 minute segment that aired on "News Center" on WSYX-TV (Ch. 6) and WTTE-TV (Ch. 28) in Columbus last Friday. Channel 6 sports director Clay Hall interviewed Bucknuts.com editor Steve Helwagen in that feature one day after he attended the exhibition. The news package includes highlights of each player in action.

We think you will enjoy these interview and news segments.

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Mike Conley Interview (5 minutes)  | Greg Oden Interview (3 min 40 sec) | WSYX-TV ABC 6 Report


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