Oden dunks College Hoops 2K8

Ohio State center named cover star of upcoming basketballer to be released later this year.

Go Bucks.

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.

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detroitpistons0
detroitpistons0

Lebron's overrated and when he develops a jumper and good shot blocking skills and ability to swipe the ball, then we'll perhaps talk.

stewart24
stewart24

Completely off topic of College Hoops 2K8 im going to say it any way. Bosh great player, really solid a mix of Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnet and those to I would love on my roster any day. Lebron though he I think is near the next level. Lebron is not unstoppible like MJ yet one day I think he will be. I honestly cant say Bosh is better then Lebron no matter how much I like Bosh.

HightimesBX
HightimesBX

Lebron has at least made the finals. No one could've beat the Spurs that year so they were swimming in shark infested waters just being in the Finals with them. Going from the worst team in the NBA to the NBA Finals in what 4 years? Is a major feat. Look at teams like Denver who have completely stacked rosters and still can't make it out the first round.

choppa86
choppa86

Yeah or just more proof that the East is terrible. I'd say the Cavs are the equivalent to the Lakers; one all-star with a bunch of scrubs. Anyway, they guy below you was saying that the Bosh wasn't an easy pick like Lebron was, although the #4 pick is obviously gonna be someone everyone thinks is good, and everyone thought Bosh was gonna be good so I don't see what he's trying to say.

rangers1690
rangers1690

Bosh better than Lebron? lmao. Lebron is far better than Bosh, NBA finals with a garbage team is just more proof as to why Lebron is better. EA got the better player for their college cover, Durant is far better but college hoops is better than NCAA - the better player has unfortunetly been stuck with the worse game.

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

and a good pick is when you take an underrated player and he becomes an allstar. just look at bosh. he was a much better pick then lebron because everyone knew he was amazing. when sam mitchell picked bosh fourth round in 2003 and everyone including vince carter (the big baby) was unimpressed but now look, he's the captain and one of the best players in the league.

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

he didn't call them the best players. he called the the best picks.

s3lFc0nTr0l
s3lFc0nTr0l

"Oden IS the 2nd best pick of the decade LaBron being the best, both those guys are from Cleveland, I am still kinda shocked that people still live in Ohio isn't it like 20 below 0, 4 months out of the year" ROFLMFA HAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH LOLZ...........how many championships does lebron have??? ZERO. whata bout oden, how many does he have??? ZERO......LOL and your calling them the 2 greatest players of the decade? none of them have even done anything yet except fail to live up to the hype

Tomj1134209
Tomj1134209

yes they did...by national championship, they meant the championship game

baxterlk
baxterlk

Didn't Florida win the national championship?

kambion313
kambion313

word...i hope the 2k games continue to get better

l0n3lyn4t3
l0n3lyn4t3

Maybe some love for one of the back to back national champions?

shady555
shady555

that screen shot above is just amazing.....

lge777
lge777

Oden IS the 2nd best pick of the decade LaBron being the best, both those guys are from Cleveland, I am still kinda shocked that people still live in Ohio isn't it like 20 below 0, 4 months out of the year

rulo_rezn0r
rulo_rezn0r

i like basket ball base ball and american football are borin

NATATO
NATATO

OSU lost to Flordia in the national championship in BOTH Football and Basketball. Why. WHY GOD. After we lost in Basketball I felt like going into a pottery store and breaking everything. And now Oden and Conley leave... ARRRRRRRHHHHGGGG

ManOfTeal
ManOfTeal

Basketball sucks, Baseball is better.

bear1961
bear1961

how come new games dont come out on the xbox anymore?

bjmage16
bjmage16

"Oden was called the best player by every sports analyst in America" Wrong, Durant was the consensus AP Player of the Year. Oden was Freshman of the Year last year (kind of funny, both being freshmen). Second, a dominating center is far more imporant than a flashy guard or forward like Durant. Ask Lebron James. Since 1999, the Lakers won 3 champs, the Spurs 4, the Pistons 1. Only Detroit didn't have the dominating center, the other two had Duncan at center/forward and Shaq. Go Blazers, you made the best choice picking the best center since Bill Russle.

Jd1680a
Jd1680a

Old news, Portland got Oden. Woot!!

allreginas
allreginas

EclipseStorm How many blocks did Oden make during march madness? Some of those were key late blocks that would've knocked OSU out of the tournament of several different occasions without which Cook, Conley, and Lewis's shots wouldn't have made a difference. I'm not downplaying the other guys because everyone on that team was a star, but Oden kept the dream alive multiple times. Especially when you consider that many of OSU's plays were to simply get it to him under the basket.

jc_tkml
jc_tkml

godzillavskong Yuck! I hope the game is better then its coverstar. 2k basketball has been better than EAs for the past 3 years IMO

CDWJUSTIN
CDWJUSTIN

Kew thats really good to see hes an amazing player..and i like him

LordZeusSSGoku
LordZeusSSGoku

Why is he on the cover... after he was just drafted?

EclipseStorm
EclipseStorm

allreginas- "Durant's the better player? pfft, gimme a break. Oden was called the best player by every sports analyst in America. He got OSU to the finals basically on his own." Wow man...are you stupid or something. He did it on his own? what about Mike Conley Jr? What about Ron Lewis and Daequan Cook? I agree he is a great player but he by NO means got them there by himself.

bigmick07
bigmick07

Oden went first, over durant so that means 2k's game is better. (joking)

Tree06
Tree06

I can't wait to see what he does in league. He might even get Rookie of the Year.

allreginas
allreginas

Durant's the better player? pfft, gimme a break. Oden was called the best player by every sports analyst in America. He got OSU to the finals basically on his own. There's a lot of hype over the 3 pt shot in the NBA but a vast majority of game points come from inside the paint. With a 7' beast like Oden with a wingspan to match it's a no brainer who to take. Plus Oden is more flexible in his gameplay. He had to learn to shoot with his opposite hand which gives him more flexability. And he's got a more pro ready body. Maybe a few years down the road Durant may have potential, but owners like to make decisions based on the what can you do for me now motto

s3lFc0nTr0l
s3lFc0nTr0l

oden is good, he played great against a rotation of 3 dominat florida bigs (noah,richard,horford). even speights played some good minutes. to bad they dont mention the spankign they recieved in the championship game....oh well oden can be #1 pick and cover boy, gators can be back2back champs. fair compromise in my book lol

godzillavskong
godzillavskong

Yuck! I hope the game is better then its coverstar.

civicdx434
civicdx434

badjames - Thanks for clarifying that. I forgot about the NCAA endorsement rules.

Generex
Generex

it would be cool 2 see a college player on the cover AND HAVE THE NAMES ON THE GAMES INSTEAD OF POSITION AND NUMBER. but thats just how it is. you gotta leave college to make a cover.

Generex
Generex

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Dreski83
Dreski83

I wonder if puttin the big O on the cover will mean gameplay changes?? If not, it will still be fun playing another awesome b-ball game from 2k

badjames
badjames

civicdx434 "This makes no sense, just like putting Durant on the cover of the EA game. These guys played college ball 1 year and bolted!!! Put someone on the cover who is still playing college ball, not these guys that stuck around for the NBA mandated 1 year". Due to NCAA rules, collegiate players cant endorse any product, hence that is the reason why they use graduated or drafted players. Since they are not playing college ball anymore, they are not subjected to NCAA rules. That is why you never see nothing more than the numbers rather than the names. Besides, he was gonna be the number one pick anyway so its obvious to use him.

ffgothic
ffgothic

Good for him, but I think Durant is a better player.

dkslade
dkslade

good to see 2k still can make the better sports game. you have to hold your breath unless it is confirmed. (cross fingers for nba and nhl)

Espurs117
Espurs117

Durant deserved it...he was a better College player.....not being a homer, that is just fact.

mjwickstrom1
mjwickstrom1

Finally! Someone deserving of a Basketball cover.

JSharpe_187
JSharpe_187

I love the gameplay of the 2K games, but the graphics are pretty bad, especially with College Hoops. I'll stick with NBA 2K for now.

supersonic125
supersonic125

My favorite college basketball game last year ea bball games were the worst ever !!

bestco
bestco

haha, I thought the image in this story was an in-game screenshot! stupid me :)

JFannn
JFannn

damn I hate ohio state. in everything. I'm a michigan fan