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Chris Otule

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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.

2007-2008 Stats

Date Opponent Results Statistics
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 .
2/26 Hightower L 44-58 .

Marquette University

Commitment

otule.jpegWas 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.

2008-2009

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.

2009-2010

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.

2010-2011

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.

Statistics

Season GP-GS Min Avg FG-A FG% 3FG-A 3P% FT-A FT% OR DR Reb Ast Stl Blk TO PF Pts AvgHigh
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)

Personal

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.


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