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Norense Odiase
Norense  Odiase

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fort Worth, Texas

High School:
North Crowley HS/Elev8 Sports Prep

Height / Weight:
6-9 / 260

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
09/14/1995

Experience:
1L


CANADIAN TOUR (AUGUST 2015)
Odiase started all four games of the Canadian Tour where he totaled 5.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game ... Drained 50 percent of his field goal attempts ... Worked his way to six points and 10 rebounds against Carleton University (Aug. 19) ... Garnered 10 points on 5-of-6 shooting to go along with five rebounds versus Ottawa University (Aug. 20).

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Odiase compiled 7.0 points, 4.7 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game while he started in 30 of his 31 appearances ... Tallied nine efforts of 10-plus points and knocked down 50.6 percent of his shots ... Collected 2.3 of his 4.7 rebounds on the offensive end, good enough for seventh place in the Big 12 rankings ... One of three freshmen to start versus Loyola Maryland (Nov. 14) in the season opener ... Marked the first time in program history that the Red Raiders started three freshmen in their first game of the season ... Racked up season-highs with 16 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to become first freshman in school history to record a double-double in the opening game of the season as a starter ... Came away with 13 points and seven rebounds during the LSU (Nov. 18) and Missouri State (Nov. 22) contests en route to Big 12 Rookie of the Week honors (Nov. 24) ... Garnered 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting coupled with seven rebounds against Auburn (Dec. 3) ... Totaled 11 points versus Prairie View A&M (Dec. 14) ... Secured nine points, five rebounds and three assists against No. 14 West Virginia (Jan. 5) ... Boosted his averages to 10.1 points, 5.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks per game over his final eight outings (Feb. 10-March 11) ... Registered 13 points and eight rebounds versus No. 8 Kansas (Feb. 10) ... Chipped in nine points and nine rebounds against No. 20 Baylor (Feb. 17) ... Matched his season-highs with 16 points on 7-of-12 from the floor versus No. 17 Oklahoma (Feb. 21) ... Pumped in 14 points and added two blocks against Oklahoma State (Feb. 28) ... Provided 11 points versus Texas (March 11) at the Big 12 Tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL
Odiase averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds this past season at Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Florida ... Led Elev8 to a 25-7 record in 2013-14 ... Earned three letters at North Crowley High School in Texas ... Led North Crowley to a 29-8 record in 2012-13, including a 13-1 record in District 3-5A ... North Crowley advanced to the Region I semifinals that season and finished as the No. 17 team in the state ... Odiase average 7.8 points and 7.4 rebounds per game his senior season, where he was a two-time All-District selection and Academic All-District honoree ... Rated a three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... Chose Texas Tech over TCU, Georgia, Old Dominion, Georgia Tech and Tulane.

PERSONAL
Son of Nick and Osa Odiase ... Born on September 14, 1995 in Fort Worth, Texas ... Has a twin brother, Nick Odiase, who is a junior at Texas Tech ... Committed to Texas Tech on March 14, 2014 ... Name is pronounced Nor-ense Oh-DEE-ah-say.

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