Oden Set to Make Debut

The 7-footer, who has missed the first seven games after rehabilitating from surgery on his right wrist back in the summer, is considered to be a lock for the top overall pick in June's NBA Draft.

``He's in pretty decent shape," said Mike Conley Sr., who coached Oden in the summer and whose son, Mike, is also a freshman for the Buckeyes. ‘`Obviously, he won't play 30 minutes. But I can see him playing 20 minutes."

Greg Oden, who has gained about 25 pounds and is up to 280, will make his debut against Homer Drew's team at 4 p.m. ET. He was cleared by doctors on Friday, just two days after the Buckeyes lost to North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

``He'll be better than last time he played," Conley said. "His left hand is just as good as right hand used to be. He's 20 pounds heavier, jumping higher and he's hungry."

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