Most informed sources believe Oden and Conley, each ranked in the top 30 nationally by ScoutHoops.com, will select Ohio State over Wake Forest.
With that announcement just hours away, we wanted to share highlight video of these two talented players from an exhibition game played last Thursday in Richmond, Ind.
Oden and Conley were members of a select team of Indiana juniors, who upset the Indiana Senior All-Stars 109-96 in the third game of a three-game exhibition series. The series was designed to prepare the seniors for a similar series against Kentucky's top seniors.
The 7-0 Oden is considered the nation's No. 1 senior-to-be by ScoutHoops.com. He wears No. 21 in this all-star game. In the course of this game, Oden had 17 points, six rebounds and four blocked shots in 22 minutes of action. He was saddled with foul problems. Oden hit on 6 of 10 shots from the floor and 5 of 6 at the foul line.
The 6-1 Conley, ranked as the nation's 26th-best senior-to-be by ScoutHoops.com, had a command performance in this exhibition win. He played 35 of the 40 minutes and finished with 24 points, 10 assists and four rebounds. He was 7 of 12 from the floor, including 4 of 8 from three-point range, and was 6 of 9 at the foul line. He is wearing No. 2 for the red-clad junior team.
One more player of note is burly 6-8, 245-pound forward Luke Harangody, wearing No. 4 for the juniors. Harangody, a product of Merrillville Andrean, is ranked No. 51 nationally in the class. He reportedly favors Notre Dame, but had also been considering Ohio State and Purdue.
One day before Oden and Conley could commit to Ohio State, we thought it would be interesting to share this recent snapshot of what these players have to offer. Keep in mind, this was an all-star game and the competition was the best seniors from the state of Indiana.
And we remind you to stay with Bucknuts.com all day on Wednesday for coverage of the press conference. We plan to share video of that event as well as soon as possible.
Each video is about four minutes in length and is just under 9 MB. To watch these videos, you will need Microsoft Media Player. Click here to download the most recent version of Media Player. Choose a link below: