The Nevada basketball team has added a walk-on to its roster in Bay Area native Caleb Oden.
Oden, from Dublin, Calif., tweeted his commitment Thursday afternoon. Oden is a 6-foot-5 wing player who played for Dublin High in the East Bay. Nevada has not officially announced the addition, but Oden confirmed to NSN he is walking on with the Wolf Pack.
During his junior season, Oden averaged 2.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.6 steals per game, according to MaxPreps.com. He made 45 percent of his shots, including 39 percent from three. He sank 65 percent of his free throws while playing for a senior-laden team that limited his minutes. Dublin High was ranked 80th in the nation in the MaxPreps ranking with its top-six scorers last year being seniors.
Oden has not played during his senior season since California moved basketball from the winter to the spring due to COVID-19. Dublin has yet to play a game, which has impacted his recruiting. Oden played for the well respected Lakeshow AAU team.
The Wolf Pack had three walk-ons on its team last season, including local products Zachary Williams and Gabe Bansuelo as well as Khristion Courseault, who saw limited action at guard. Williams was a senior last season and Courseault has entered the transfer portal, per VerbalCommits.com. Oden will add some depth in practice for the Wolf Pack.
You can see some of his highlights below.
With California recently starting its season, another Wolf Pack commitment, Nick Davidson at Mater Dei, has been able to get into action. The 6-foot-8 forward who signed with Nevada in November is averaging 18 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 blocks in his first eight games. Mater Dei is ranked No. 2 in the state, per MaxPreps.