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Tai Odiase
Tai  Odiase

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Flossmoor, Ill.

High School:
Homewood-Flossmoor

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 210

Position:
Forward/Center


02/28/2015

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

Flames to host first round tournament game on Tuesday

02/26/2015

Flames Comeback Falls Short against Green Bay, 72-67

UIC tied the score with 2:54 left to play after being down 17

02/19/2015

Jay Harris Eclipses 1,000 Career Points in Home Loss

Harris nets game-high 27 points; fifth 20-point game of the season

02/15/2015

Strong Second Half Lifts Cleveland State Past UIC, 67-59

Fells records second career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds

02/12/2015

Flames Win Second Straight on the Road at WSU, 79-75

Harris with game-high 25 points, Flames shoot 65 percent from three

Photo Gallery of Tai Odiase

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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