Greg Oden Gets A Preview of His Future

The Buckeyes made sure they got all the mileage they could out of their initial sellout of the season by hosting about 10 would-be recruits, some of whom have already signed or committed.

OSU-bound Greg Oden, the reigning national player of the year, and associate Mike Conley were among those in VIP seats behind the bench, as was another future Buckeye in junior Jon Diebler, a 6-7 guard who scored 77 points Friday in Upper Sandusky's win over Tiffin Columbian.

Canton GlenOak junior 7-footer Kosta Koufos was among the uncommitted prospects taking in the strident atmosphere.

"This is the first chance I've had to come over for a game," Greg Oden said before tip off. "I'm looking forward to relaxing and enjoying myself."

Greg Oden has led Lawrence North to a few Indiana state championships and a 13-0 start this season. Lawrence North will face rival North Central at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on ESPN2.