Later today, the Portland Trail Blazers will decide which of the two top-rated college-freshman prospects will lead the NBA's incoming 2007 class. Earlier this week EA Sports threw in its lot with Texas Longhorn Kevin Durant, so it comes as little surprise that 2K Sports has named Ohio State Buckeye Greg Oden as its College Hoops 2K8 cover boy and official spokesman.
In Oden's single season at the college level, the 7'0" center led the Buckeye's to the 2007 National Championship, where he scored 25 points, had 12 rebounds, and blocked four shots. Along with Durant, he is among the first five freshmen to have been named to the Associated Press' All-American Team. Oden also received accolades as the Big Ten's Defensive Player of the Year and was included in the First Team All-Big Ten lineup.
Announced today for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, and Xbox 360, College Hoops 08 will be available this fall.