Greg Oden is an American professional basketball player born in 1988 in Buffalo, New York. His position is center and he plays for the Miami Heat of the National Basketball Association. He previously played for the Portland Trail Blazers. He played a season of college basketball at Ohio State University. The team won the Big Ten Championship and was the runner-up in the national championship game. in 2007, he was selected first overall by the Trail Blazers in the NBA Draft.