Men's Basketball

Chris Otule
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Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Richmond, Texas

High School:
Ft. Bend Bush

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 275

Position:
C

Experience:
4L

Chris Otule

2013-14 Season Notes: Earned the Dwayne Wade Legacy of Leadership Award and was the recipient of the Defensive Player of the Year Award ... Ranks fourth all-time at Marquette in career blocked shots ... Started every game this season ... Posted three blocked shots and seven rebounds in win over DePaul (Jan. 4) ... Scored a team-high 10 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field vs. Creighton (Dec. 31) and all five of his rebounds came on the offensive end ... Had a season-high two steals vs. New Mexico (Dec. 21) in the MGM Grand Showcase ... Matched a career-high with four blocked shots vs. Ball State (Dec. 17) and scored 10 of his team-high 14 points in the second half ... Swatted back-to-back shots in the second to finish with two blocks vs. IUPUI (Dec. 14), matching a season high ... Posted a season-high two blocks at Wisconsin (Dec. 7) to surpass Michael Wilson for fourth all-time on the school's career blocked shots list; also tallied 11 points and a team-high nine boards against the in-state rival Badgers in addition to matching a career-high with five free throws on six attempts at the foul line ... Collected nine rebounds, including five offensive boards, vs. San Diego State (Dec. 1) ... Added seven points, while shooting 3-of-5 from the field, and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds at Cal State Fullerton (Nov. 28) ... Shot 6-of-7 from the floor (his six field goals were a game-high) and made four free throws en route to a game-high 16-point effort vs. New Hampshire (Nov. 21) ... Scored a season- and team-high 17 points, while going a perfect 6-of-6 form the field, and added six rebounds in win over Grambling State (Nov. 12).

2012-13 Season Notes: Current ranks fifth all-time at Marquette in blocked shots with 114 ... Earned the Lazar Hayward "Everyday Tough" Award ... Scored 11 points in the season opener vs. Colgate (Nov. 11) on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting effort ... Pitched in 10 points and five rebounds vs. Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 13) ... Added eight points, eight rebounds and two blocked shots vs. Mississippi State (Nov. 20) ... Recorded 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting vs. USC (Nov. 21) ... Scored nine points vs. UMBC (Nov. 26) ... Brought down a team-high seven rebounds and chipped in four points vs. LSU (Dec. 22) ... Recorded six rebounds, two blocks and two points vs. Seton Hall in 15 minutes vs. Seton Hall (Jan. 16) ... Matched a career-high four blocks vs. USF (Jan. 28), while also recording four points, two rebounds and an assist ... Scored 10 points against DePaul (Feb. 9) on a perfect 5-of-5 shooting effort from the field and led MU on the glass with five rebounds, while chipping in a block and a steal ... Tallied 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting, three blocks and a rebound in 20 minutes at Georgetown (Feb. 11) ... Saw a season-high 30 minutes of action at Villanova (Feb. 25) and posted seven points, six rebounds and a block ... Was perfect from the field vs. Notre Dame (March 2), making a career-high eight field goals and finishing with 16 points, four rebounds, two blocks and one assist ... Posted a double-double against Davidson (March 21) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament on 11 points and season-high 11 rebounds ... Scored 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor in Marquette's Sweet 16 win against Miami (March 28).

2011-12 Season Notes:Scored 14 points and added five rebounds and a game-high three block in season-opening win over Mt. St. Mary's (Nov. 11) ... Finished with 11 points vs. Winthrop (Nov. 18) ... Had a career high three steals vs. Norfolk State (Nov. 21) and matched career highs with nine rebounds and four blocks ... Suffered an ACL injury in the second minute of the game in MU's win over Washington (Dec. 6) in the Jimmy V Classic and missed the remainder of the 2011-12 season.

2010-11 Season Notes: 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 floor, 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 performance 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.

2009-10 Season Notes: 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.

2008-09 Season Notes: 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.

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.

Personal: Born January 4, 1990 in Houston, Texas ... son of Catherine and Anthony Otule ... full name is Christopher Chukwunonso Otule ... one of three children ... earned bachelor's in professional communication in the spring of 2013 ... currently pursuing second degree in advertising.

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