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RE: 2016 Old Dominion Basketball Recruiting Den
Petey Sessoms averaged 32 points a game for Craddock HS and became a Monarch. Odell Hodge,the leading scorer in Virginia HS history and had half the ACC after him became a Monarch too. It has happened before and can happen again.
12-09-2014 07:34 AM
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True, but they did not exactly open any flood gates.
12-09-2014 09:44 AM
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Odell was a VA kid but can't be considered local. He was from Martinsville.
12-09-2014 09:45 AM
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I don't know Sessoms back story. Everyone, including ODU, was on Odell until word got out that he had a learning disability and wasn't likely to pass the SAT. Then they all dropped him, except ODU. When he passed it, they all came back, but he stuck with ODU because of its loyalty to him (Tic Price I believe). That's the story he told my wife's 7th grade class his senior year at ODU when he came to speak. And, to show what kind of person he is, when he was done with her class, he asked her to take him to the class for special ed and slow learners. And he sat on the floor and talked to each of them about his experience and gave them encouragement. He was like the Pied Piper. Walking down the hall to the cafeteria, kids were grabbing him and climbing on his back and swinging from him -- and he loved every minute. He's got a couple of kids and I would not be surprised if they went to ODU, even though I think he and his wife live in Belgium. That's how deep his love is for ODU.
12-09-2014 10:42 AM
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(12-09-2014 10:42 AM)jumpshooter Wrote:  I don't know Sessoms back story. Everyone, including ODU, was on Odell until word got out that he had a learning disability and wasn't likely to pass the SAT. Then they all dropped him, except ODU. When he passed it, they all came back, but he stuck with ODU because of its loyalty to him (Tic Price I believe). That's the story he told my wife's 7th grade class his senior year at ODU when he came to speak. And, to show what kind of person he is, when he was done with her class, he asked her to take him to the class for special ed and slow learners. And he sat on the floor and talked to each of them about his experience and gave them encouragement. He was like the Pied Piper. Walking down the hall to the cafeteria, kids were grabbing him and climbing on his back and swinging from him -- and he loved every minute. He's got a couple of kids and I would not be surprised if they went to ODU, even though I think he and his wife live in Belgium. That's how deep his love is for ODU.


Thanks for sharing such a cool memory.
12-09-2014 10:50 AM
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(12-09-2014 10:50 AM)ODU Oldtimer Wrote:  
(12-09-2014 10:42 AM)jumpshooter Wrote:  I don't know Sessoms back story. Everyone, including ODU, was on Odell until word got out that he had a learning disability and wasn't likely to pass the SAT. Then they all dropped him, except ODU. When he passed it, they all came back, but he stuck with ODU because of its loyalty to him (Tic Price I believe). That's the story he told my wife's 7th grade class his senior year at ODU when he came to speak. And, to show what kind of person he is, when he was done with her class, he asked her to take him to the class for special ed and slow learners. And he sat on the floor and talked to each of them about his experience and gave them encouragement. He was like the Pied Piper. Walking down the hall to the cafeteria, kids were grabbing him and climbing on his back and swinging from him -- and he loved every minute. He's got a couple of kids and I would not be surprised if they went to ODU, even though I think he and his wife live in Belgium. That's how deep his love is for ODU.


Thanks for sharing such a cool memory.

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12-09-2014 12:13 PM
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Odell would most certainly be on Boo Williams team now though. Ollie just didnt stick around long enough to get more great locals.

Here is something that speaks to what Jumpshooter posted.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zL_hj41DvBs
12-09-2014 01:32 PM
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Jumpshooter..you made me cry!
12-09-2014 03:02 PM
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Boy Odell sure could play.
12-09-2014 07:30 PM
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Bruins sophomore Cam Bacote has scored 50 points in his first two games going into tonight. I went to watch Cam Bacote play tonight as Bethel took down Warwick. He ended with 19pts. Made all his FTS but one, only hit one 3. John Richardson was in attendance.
12-09-2014 09:40 PM
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