Oderah Chidom

Oderah Chidom

Rank: 5

Class: 2013
Position: Forward
Height: 6-3
Hometown: Oakland, CA
High School: Bishop O'Dowd
Club Team: Cal Storm
Status: Signed
School: Duke
Schools Considered: UCLA, California, Washington

2012 Nike Tournament of Champions

The Duke signee, and recently honored in Sports Illustrated's Faces in the crowd, is very light on her feet for someone of her height and she is also a good passer.  For the three games, she averaged just over 14 points per game.  Ranked at No. 5 the Full Court Fresh 50, she shows a lot of upside but needs to play more physically at times.

2012 USA Basketball U17 Trials

Chidom’s teammate Ariell Bostick (bound for San Diego State) said that Chidom could barely play as a freshman. Now, as a senior, she’s one of the top players in the country, and there’s a definite sense she could still get better. She’s 6-3 and long, and if she develops any kind of perimeter jumper, she can play the three at the highest levels.  - Clay Kallam

2012 USA Basketball U17 Training Camp

Chidom showed she can score in bunches, running the fast break like a guard and finding ways to score in the paint.  She is long and lanky and weighs less than many players in her position, but she doesn't lack for strength and when facing players who are bigger and can often beat them with quickness. - Kelly Kline

USA Basketball

Won gold as a member of the 2012 USA Women’s U17 World Championship Team


Named a 2013 WBCA High School All-American

Named a 2013 McDonald's All-American

2013 McDonald's All-American Game nominee

As a junior in 2011-12, helped her lead Bishop O'Dowd High School to a 30-3 record and a Division III state title, averaging 12 points, nine rebounds and three blocks per game.  Was named to the Cal-Hi Sports State All-State fifth team (2012) and Division III first team (2012).

(head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball; action photo by Kelly Kline)

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