Greg Oden – Student
The Portland Trailblazers selected Greg Oden with the first overall pick in 2007 hoping they had found the face of their franchise. Over an injury-riddled career, Oden only played more than 23 games once and retired with chronic foot problems.
With his NBA career over, Oden turned back to his academics. He took a job at Ohio State as the student managers of the men’s basketball team. The position allowed him to go back to school and take classes to help him prepare for a second career.