Oderah Chidom

Oderah Chidom

Forward

CLASS: 2013

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SCOUTS GRADE

  • Oakland, CAHometown
  • Bishop O'Dowd High School
  • 6-3Height
  • Weight
  • 10Overall Rank
  • 2Position Rank

ESPN Player Evaluations

USA U17 Trials-May 12: Chidom runs the floor as well as any post player on the roster. She is an agile forward with a lot of touch around the basket. The footwork she displayed at the trials was much improved from last summer, and she has added a few more moves in the paint to her arsenal. Chidom is explosive under the basket -- she goes up for rebounds and looks to complete a three-point play through contact. She can also spread the defense because she is able to consistently knock down the midrange jumper. Her athleticism was evident as she had a few tip-backs and caught some passes in transition that few players can go up and handle. Chidom's heart and determination are what separated her from the group during this tryout, and that will be important to her success moving forward. (Gray)

Nike TOC-Dec. 11: Playing well, good frame at the 5. Runs well, posts hard. Got a fair amount of touches for a HS game. Still not fluid after she catches back to basket. Changes shots with her length. (Clay)

WCP Spring-May 11: Long post, runs the floor well. Will get out on the break and run from rim to rim to score a layup. Good athlete. Playing hard on both ends. Trying to block shots. (Clay)

Her length and athleticism have always been impressive and her ability to get out in transition from the post position continued to stand out. The best part of her performance this weekend was a more focused effort on being a force in the halfcourt offense. Her back to the basket game now has some strong counter moves and she's playing with contact on a more regular basis.

Nike TOC-Dec. 10:Forward with some length to her build. Agile for her size and runs the floor well. Keeps the ball high and plays with some strength. (Lewis)

Paired up with Kendall Waters, Chidom is the perfect complementary post. She is long and lean and can really fly all over the place. Her skill refinement in the post isn't where Waters' is but when you look at upside, Chidom is booming with potential. As she gets stronger and/or learns out to use her length to protect the ball and finish more consistently her stock is going to skyrocket. (Hansen)

Nor Cal Fall-Oct. 10: Long, athletic very fluid and smooth on the court. Finishes layups at rim level, can get to the basket with one dribble from the high post. Very active on both ends of the floor. (Bodine)

Notes

Club Team: Cal Storm Team Taurasi