Men's Basketball vs. Missouri State; photos by Michael C. Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
Norense Odiase provides another solid body inside for the Red Raiders. The native Texan spent last season at the Elev8 Sports Institute in Florida.
PRIOR TO TEXAS TECH Averaged 17 points and 11 rebounds this past season at Elev8 Sports Institute in Delray Beach, Fla. ... Led Elev8 to a 25-7 record in 2013-14 ... earned three letters at North Crowley (Texas) High School ... 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 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 Norensne Odiase ... born in 1995 in Fort Worth, Texas ... has a twin brother, Nick Odiase, who is a sophomore at Texas Tech ... son of Nick and Osa Odiase ... committed to Texas Tech on March 14, 2014 ... name pronounced Nor-ense Oh-DEE-ah-say.