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- Class: Junior
- Number: 42
- Position: PF-C
- Height: 6'10“
- Weight: 245 lbs.
- Birthdate: January 4, 1990
- Hometown: Richmond, TX
- High School: Fort Bend Bush HS (Richmond, TX)
- AAU Team: Houston Lynx
Fort Bend Bush High School
First team all-region selection as a senior at Ft. Bend Bush High School in Richmond, Texas under head coach Ronnie Courtney … posted season averages of 14.2 points, 9.5 rebounds and 6.3 blocks per game … was also tabbed to the all-district first team … helped squad to overall record of 25-9 and an appearance in the regional quarterfinals … named the program's defensive player of the year … posted season averages of 5.0 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game as a junior … served as team captain in 2007-08 … collected three triple-doubles on the year … competed at the AAU level with the Houston Lynx.
|11/13/2007||Lamar Consolidated (TX)||W 68-46||16 Points, 12 Rebounds, 10 Blocks|
|11/16/2007||Stratford (TX)||W 79-40||18 Points|
|11/20/2007||Eisenhower (TX)||W 53-47||9 Points, 4 Blocks|
|11/27||Clear Creek (TX)||W 54-43||14 Points|
|11/29||MacArthur (TX)||W 69-51||.|
|11/30||Lancaster (TX)||W 64-44||25 Points|
|12/01||Eisenhower (TX)||L 41-51|
|12/01||Dallas South Oak Cliff (TX)||W 53-44||11 Points|
|12/04||FB Marshall (TX)||L 46-49||11 Points|
|12/06||Lee (TX)||W 66-43||16 Points|
|12/07||Elkins (TX)||W 50-49||.|
|12/07||Pearland (TX)||W 51-42||.|
|12/08||Alief Taylor (TX)||W 60-46||16 Points|
|12/08||Dulles (TX)||L 50-65||12 Points|
|12/10||Dulles (TX)||L 31-40||.|
|12/14||Travis (TX)||W 64-52||21 Points, 14 Rebounds, 4 Blocks|
|12/19||Kempner (TX)||L 53-59||.|
|12/21||FB Austin (TX)||W 61-37||.|
|1/3||Hightower (TX)||W 61-55||.|
|1/5||Elkins (TX)||L 63-65||13 Points|
|1/8||Willowridge (TX)||W 63-51||15 Points|
|1/12||Clements (TX)||W 63-31||11 Points|
|1/18||Hightower (TX)||L 54-59||17 Points|
|1/22||FB Marshall (TX)||W 56-40||11 Points|
|1/25||Dulles (TX)||W 58-54||23 Points|
|1/28||Travis (TX)||W 46-44||16 Points|
|2/1||Kempner (TX)||W 52-36||13 Points|
|2/4||FB Austin (TX)||W 64-32||15 Points|
|2/9||Elkins (TX)||L 48-51||21 Points|
|2/12||Willowridge (TX)||W 64-39||12 Points|
|2/15||@ Clements (TX)||W 56-37||16 Points|
|2/19||Ball (TX)||W 58-43||13 Points|
|2/22||North Shore||W 50-48||.|
Was the last member of Marquette's four player 2008-09 recruiting class to verbally commit on November 4, 2007. Selected Marquette despite receiving offers from Nebraska, Baylor and Rice, with Kentucky, Connecticut and SMU reportedly showing interest as well.
Sidelined for the first 10 games of the season with a foot injury … Made his MU debut vs. Western Carolina (12/19) and tallied three points, one block and a rebound in 11 minutes of action … Made second career appearance vs. Presbyterian (12/28) and recorded four points and a block, while four of his five rebounds came on the offensive glass … Tallied four points, two rebounds and a pair of blocks vs. Cincinnati (1/4) … concluded the year averaging 1.3 points and 1.1 rebounds per game … earned first letter.
Played six minutes in the season opener vs. Centenary (11/13) … Scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field and added a career high three blocks vs. Maryland Eastern Shore (11/17) … Garnered first career start vs. Grambling State (11/21) … Missed the remainder of the season with broken foot … Concluded the year averaging 3.7 points and 2.0 rebounds per game.
Collected a block and a steal vs. Prairie View A&M (Nov. 12) … Scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting vs. Bucknell (Nov. 14) … Had four of the team's seven blocks, establishing a new single-game career high, in 11 minutes vs. Green Bay (Nov. 17) … Posted 15 points and eight rebounds in win over South Dakota (Nov. 20) … Matched single-game career-high with four blocked shots vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 27) … Led all scorers with a career-high 19 points vs. Longwood (Dec. 4) on a perfect night (9-of-9) from the flloor, in addition to a game-high three blocks … Garnered his first conference accolade when he was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll (Dec. 6) for his peformance against Longwood … Made 16 consecutive field goals, a streak that began vs. Duke (Nov. 22) and ended vs. Texas A&M-CC (Dec. 7), spanning a total of five games … Was 6-of-7 from the field and finished with 12 points vs. Vanderbilt (Dec. 29) … Only points against West Virginia (Jan. 1) came on a putback dunk with 1:19 remaining in the second half to give MU the lead for good in win over Mountaineers … Had a game-high two blocks vs. Connecticut (Jan. 25) … Scored all eight of his points vs. Villanova (Feb. 2) in the second half on 4-of-4 shooting from the field … Grabbed a career-high nine rebounds vs. Georgetown (Feb. 13) … Recorded a career-high four blocked shots for a third time this season and added eight rebounds vs. St. John's (Feb. 15) … Was perfect from the field (5-of-5), pitching in 10 points and eight rebounds vs. Seton Hall (Feb. 19) … Played a career-high 31 minutes vs. Providence (Feb. 27) and had 16 points and matched a career-high with four blocked shots … Matched his previous career mark with a team-high nine rebounds vs. Cincinnati (Mar. 2) … Had a pair of blocked shots, in addition to seven points and five blocks, vs. Providence (Mar. 8) in the opening round of the BIG EAST Championship … Posted two blocked shots and a team-high eight rebounds vs. North Carolina (Mar. 25) in NCAA Regional Semifinal … Otule's 55 blocks was the most by an MU player in a single-season since Faisal Abraham (84) in 1996-97.
|2008-09||9- 0||60||6.7||4-11||.364||0- 0||–||4-10||.400||5||5||10||0||0||5||6||9||12||1.3||4|
|2009-10||3- 1||25||8.3||5- 8||.625||0- 0||–||1- 6||.167||5||1||6||0||0||5||3||5||11||3.7||6|
|Totals||12- 1||85||7.1||9-19||.474||0- 0||–||5-16||.313||10||6||16||0||0||10||9||14||23||1.9||6|
All-Time Sophomore Season Rankings
- 2nd, Blocked Shots (55)
Born January 4, 1990 in Houston, Texas … son of Catherine and Anthony Otule … full name is Christopher Chukwunonso Otule … one of three children … majoring in Professional Communication.