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Tai Odiase
Tai  Odiase

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Glenwood, Ill.

High School:
Homewood-Flossmoor

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 210

Position:
Forward/Center


08/03/2015

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06/17/2015

Top 25 Flames for 2015-16: Tai Odiase

Sophomore ranked second in the Horizon League with 1.7 blocks per game

03/07/2015

Flames End Season with Horizon League Semifinal Defeat

Odiase scored career-high 14 points; Harris netted 18

03/06/2015

UIC Advances to HL Semifinals with 72-69 Win against Oakland

First semifinal appearance since 2008; Marc Brown surpasses 1,000 career points

02/28/2015

UIC Wins Finale and Secures No. 6 Seed in HL Tournament

Flames to host first round tournament game on Tuesday

Tai Odiase's Career Stats Through 2014-15 Season

Photo Gallery of Tai Odiase


2014-15:
Appeared in 28 games and averaged 18.7 minutes per contest ... suffered from a lower leg injury mid-way through the season and was sidelined for six games ... ranked as the Horizon League's No. 2 shot-blocker with an average of 1.7 swats per game ... his 48 blocks on the season ranks second all-time among UIC freshmen and eighth all-time on the program's single-season leaderboard ... ranked ninth nationally among all freshmen in blocks per game (1.7) and 73rd overall ... averaged 4.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game on the season ... recorded four blocks in one game on five separate occasions ... made his first career start in the season-opener at DePaul (11/14/15) and posted six points and two rebounds ... totaled six points, nine rebounds and four blocks in the home-opening win versus Western Illinois (11/17/14) ... ended the season with back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts including a career-high 14 points against No. 2 seed Green Bay (3/7/15) in the Horizon League Tournament semifinals ... secured his second career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds in a 72-69 win versus No. 3 seed Oakland (3/6/15) in the second round of the HL Tournament.

PREP/PRIOR TO UIC
: Ranked as a top-25 senior in the state of Illinois and the fifth-best center ... averaged 17.4 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.1 blocks during his senior season ... earned fourth-team IBCA All-State honors along being named All-Area and All-Conference accolades ... guided his team to a regional and sectional championship in 2013-14 ... helped the Vikings claim a conference title during his junior season and was named All-Conference ... was invited to play in the City vs. Suburban All-Star game and the Chicago United Hoops All-Star game ... played AAU ball with Meanstreets.

PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 21, 1995 ... has two siblings named Ken and Lucky ... son of Philomena and Friday Odiase ... nickname is T.O. ... "biggest athletic thrill" is making it to the sectional finals during his senior year in high school ... intended major is Biological Sciences.

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