Prospect Spotlight: Lamar Oden (2020)

Grassroots
Georgia

Posted On: 01/10/19 1:13 PM

An all-around skill-set and an ability to impact the game in a multitude of ways are reasons why Greenforest 6-foot-5 guard Lamar Oden could blow up this year.

Formerly of Southwest Atlanta Christian, the big and long guard is having a high-impact season with the Eagles, and says it’s doing a bit of everything that he’s been tasked with.

“I’m an all-around player, I can see the floor real well and rebound and I’m really long. I just like to make an impact by playing an overall game, like a LeBron-type,” said Oden, who’s still hungry to get better.

“I need to work most on my ball-handling and mainly my IQ and trying to stay consistent in games. I don’t want to be up and down, I want to consistently get points, rebounds and assists.”

With Greenforest, Oden says he feels more able to incorporate other aspects of the game into his repertoire than he was able to at Southwest Atlanta Christian. 

“My coach just tells me to play my game. I’m a natural scorer, so he just tells me to score when we need it. My role is to basically do everything,” he said. “We’ve been doing pretty well, we’re 11-4, and we’re stacked with scorers.”

Oden will play with Georgia Stars 17U this spring and summer, and it could be that he heads into his senior season with some big offers under his belt.

He’s got no offers as of now, but a lot of interest from D1 colleges. Tennessee State talks to him a lot, Georgia State, Florida State and Georgia Tech were others he mentioned that are after him right now.

“My goal is to get a high-major D1 offer,” said Oden. “I want to play against the best and with the best.