On this day five years ago, Rod Odom ’09 was named All-SEC for the Vanderbilt University men’s basketball team. Here is the press release from Anchor of Gold:
Odom has led the Commodores through choppy waters as a senior. The combo forward was tasked with holding down several roles for this team once Vandy was limited to just seven active scholarship players, and he responded in a big way. His averages of 13.6 points and 5.4 rebounds are both career highs, and he turned up as a true leader to key upset wins over Missouri and Tennessee this season. The SEC recognized his tremendous growth as a senior with this Second Team honor.
That season Odom started all 31 games, scoring in double-figures on 22 occasions and 20 or more points in seven games. He was also named the SEC Player of the Week once, was sixth in the SEC in 3-point field goal percentage (38.5%) and fourth in 3-pointers made per game (2.7). He scored a career-high 26 vs. Tennessee and hit a career-high six 3-pointers vs. Missouri. On top of all that, he earned an SEC Academic Honor Roll nod.