Oden plans to soak up Northwest

Updated: May 23, 2007, 10:41 AM ET
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

Greg Oden had no idea who landed the No. 1 pick while sitting on a plane en route from Indianapolis to Dallas Tuesday night until someone piped up and said "Portland."

"I looked up and said, 'Wow!'" Oden told ESPN.com by phone during a layover Tuesday night as he was making his way West to Las Vegas for a Wednesday news conference to announce his participation on Team USA for the Olympic qualifying Tournament of Americas to be played in Vegas this summer.

"All I've ...

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