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2009-2010 Men's Basketball Roster

James Oden

Class: JR
Height: 6-3
Weight: 188 pounds
Previous School: Lipscomb Univ.
Hometown: Murfreesboro, Tenn.

MIDDLE TENNESSEE Will sit out 2009-10 season after transferring from Lipscomb University

LIPSCOMB UNIVERSITY Played in 56 career games in two seasons at Lipscomb for Coach Scott Sanderson ... Freshman (2007-08) averaged 16.9 minutes, 4.3 ppg, had 73 assists, hit 62% of free throws ... Had a season-high 15 points vs. East Tennessee, and had team-high nine assists vs. Mercer ... Improved as a sophomore (2008 - 09) to 6.5 ppg, 95 assists, 80.2% of free throws, and 40.7% of 3-point attempts ...Also named to the A-Sun All-Academic Team, as well as earning a spot on the Provost's List.

NORTH ATLANTA PREP ACADEMY After high school, opted to work on his game instead of accepting one of the many scholarship offers he had received ... Played at North Atlanta Prep Academy in Covington, GA, where he averaged 20.2 points, six assists and five rebounds per game.

SIEGEL HS Coached by former MTSU standout Chris Harris ... Led the state in scoring his senior year (2006) ...Earned All-Region and All-State honors as a senior with 22.6 points per game .... also dished out six assists and grabbed five rebounds per game as a point guard ...Was voted first team Class AAA All-state by Tennessee Sports Writers Assn. ... Led Siegel to back-to-back state tournament appearances, and a 60-12 record in his last two years ... Was a member of the Beta Club and the One Club.

PERSONAL Born: April 17, 1988 ... Parents: Jimmy & Melissa Oden ... has one brother, Pico ... Academic Major: Management ... Nickame: Lil Block.