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Jake Odum
PG - 6'4, 180lbs - 31 years old - 0 years of NBA experience
Retired - Retired after 2020 season
  • Birthdate: 02/11/1991
  • Drafted (NBA): Undrafted, 2014
  • Pre-draft team: Indiana State
  • Country: USA
  • Hand: Right
  • Agent: -
Transactions
DateLeagueTransaction
8th August, 2014GreeceSigned a one year contract with PAOK Thessaloniki.
1st July, 2015GermanySigned a one year contract with medi Bayreuth.
30th May, 2016GermanySigned a one year contract with Oliver Baskets Wurzburg.
13th July, 2017TurkeySigned a one year contract with Banvit.
Career Moves
2009 - 2014Indiana State (NCAA)
July 2014Indiana Pacers (Summer League)
July 2014Sacramento Kings (Summer League)
August 2014 - June 2015PAOK Thessaloniki (Greece)
July 2015 - May 2016Bayreuth (Germany)
May 2016 - June 2017Wurzburg (Germany)
July 2017Miami Heat (Summer League)
July 2017 - presentBanvit (Turkey)
Articles about Jake Odum

July 6, 2014

Jake Odum - Odum is one of only two first year players on this team, fresh out of Indiana State and the beneficiary of hometown ties. But he is also here on merit. Odum averaged 13.1 points and 4.6 assists per game, alongside 1.9 turnovers per game, shot 8.6 field goals and 6.7 free throws per game, but made only 22 three pointers per game, and made only 74 in his collegiate career. He is a big point guard at 6'4, but not a fast one, which hinders him defensively along with the shot that hinders him offensively. What he can do is get to the basket and into the paint regularly off of screens, whereby he can kick to the corners, drop it off, and the get the ball to wherever it needs to go. He will take the contact, finish tough runners and high bankers even when smothered by size, and attack the rim at every opportunity. A true point guard with vision, unselfishness, creativity and the ability to get passes through the tightest of angles, Odum has big limitations and never did learn to shoot, but pick and roll play like that is great for certain European leagues. So if he gets any minutes, he'll be hoping the European scouts are watching.

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