Jarrad Odle Biography
Jarrad Odle was a former basketball player for the Indiana Hoosiers and served as the captain of the 2001-2002 Hoosiers that finished as the National Runner-Up. He played as a forward for the Hoosiers for four seasons between 1998 and 2002. While he was originally recruited by Indiana head coach Bob Knight, Knight was relieved of his duties in 2000 and Odle completed his career under the direction of Mike Davis. Odle has since worked in sales and financial advisory in his professional career.
- Name: Jarrad Odle
- Position: Forward
- Nationality: USA
- Birthday: July 30, 1979
- Age: 44 years old
- Hometown: Swayzee, Indiana
- High School: Oak Hill High School
- Height: 6’8″ (203 cm)
- Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
- Seasons: 4 (1998-1999, 2001-2000, 2000-2001, 2001-2002)
- Jersey: #43
- NBA Draft: 2003 / Undrafted
- Education: Bachelor’s of Science, Sports Management
Jarrad Odle on Social Media
- Twitter: @JarradOdle
Awards and Accolades
- 2002 National Runner Up
- 2002 Big Ten Champion
- 1998 All-State (High School)
- 1998 All-Conference (High School)
- 1997 All-State (High School)
- 1997 All-Conference (High School)
Jarrad Odle Seasons with the Hoosiers
23-11 (9-7 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA Second Round
20-9 (10-6 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA First Round
21-13 (10-6 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA First Round
25-12 (11-5 Big Ten)
Jarrad Odle Statistics at Indiana University
Jarrad Odle Recruiting Profile and High School Career (Oak Hill High School)
Growing up, Jarrad Odle was a multi-sport kid that picked up a basketball as early as the age of five at the YMCA in Marion, Indiana. He continued through a number of basketball teams during his childhood, despite baseball being his preferred sport. He played for the Marion Boys’ Club, Pal Club, AAU, and eventually he played for the Oak Hill High School (Converse, Indiana) basketball team.
With his future seemingly brighter on the basketball court than the baseball triangle, Odle played three varsity seasons at Oak Hill High School and also played on a number of traveling AAU teams throughout his high school career.
During his junior year, he led all players from Indiana in scoring, averaging an incredible 29 points per game. A year later, he finished fifth among all players in the state of Indiana in scoring]. He averaged 26 points and 12 rebounds during his final season with the Golden Eagles.
Jarrad Odle is Oak Hill’s career points record holder with 1,465 points and he also holds Oak Hill’s single game scoring record with 50 points.
Division 1 teams gave Jarrad Odle significant interest with his performances at the high school level. Eventually, Jarrad Odle would decide to remain in-state and play for head coach Bob Knight.
Jarrad Odle Indiana University Career
As a freshman for the Hoosiers, Jarrad Odle played in a reserve role, but still managed to earn the trust of coach Bob Knight and received over 8 minutes per game in his 21 game appearances. He averaged 3.1 points per game during his season at IU. The Hoosiers finished in the second round of the 1999 NCAA tournament.
Odle reached double digit minutes per game during his sophomore year with the Hoosiers. Despite decreasing in points per game, Odle increased his field goal percentage by more than 6% and nearly doubled his rebounds per game. The Hoosiers were invited to the NCAA tournament, but they lost in the first round in 2000.
After his sophomore year, the Hoosiers relieved head coach Bob Knight at the turn of the millennium due to allegations of abusive behavior. Odle would finish off his career at Indiana University under Mike Davis. Odle continued to improve as he increased his field goal percentage, scoring, and rebounding each year. He was eventually award more and more playing time.
By his senior year, Odle became one of the primary starters for a loaded 2002 Indiana University roster, led by Bloomington native Jarred Jeffries. Odle and fellow senior Dane Fife were the primary captains of the 2002 team that would finish 25-12 overall, and completed the Big Ten conference play with a record of 11-5. They finished third in the conference that year and qualified as a 5-seed in the 2002 NCAA tournament.
The Hoosiers went on a tear during the 2002 NCAA tournament, defeating the likes of Utah, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Duke, Kent State, and Oklahoma. Indiana would eventually lose to the Maryland in the 2002 National Title game hosted at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
Jarrad Odle finished third overall in scoring for the Hoosiers in the 2001-2002 season with 8.8 points per game. He also brought down 5.0 rebounds per game.
Jarrad Odle’s Career after Indiana University
Upon graduation, Jarrad Odle went undrafted in the 2003 NBA Draft and elected to move on to a career in sales. Out of school, he started at Pfizer pharmaceuticals as a sales representative before eventually moving to Eli Lilly and Company in 2004.
In 2007, Odle took a role as the Vice President of Sales for The Hartford, an insurance company. He remained for just one year and three months before becoming a Financial Advisory for Edward Jones, where he has worked for the past ten years in Marion, Indiana.
Jarrad and his wife Misty currently reside in Greentown, Indiana, and they have two daughters Jenna and Josie.
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