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#13 Churchill Odia
Position: Guard
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 210
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Lagos, Nigeria
High School: Montrose Christian HS/Xavier
Experience: 1 Letter
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Graduated: Churchill completed his requirements to earn his bachelor’s degree in political science in the winter of 2008.

2007-08: Experienced guard started nine games in the middle of the Pac-10 season and played in 28 overall. Averaged 1.8 points per game and rarely turned the ball over; committed only nine turnovers in 385 minutes. Scored career-high 12 points on 4-of-5 threes in Feb. 14 win against Washington. First career start came Jan. 5 at Arizona where he had three points, four rebounds, an assist and no turnovers in 28 minutes. Big role in Jan. 17 Washington game with a couple of threes, five rebounds and four assists in career-best 36 minutes. Career-best five rebounds Dec. 11 versus Sacramento State. Matched that Jan. 3 at Arizona State to go with three assists.

2006-07: Never got quite to 100 percent following off-season knee surgery, which caused him to miss the first seven games, but did provide some defensive help and depth off the bench. Appeared in 16 games. Season-best nine points and five assists in win against Bethune-Cookman. Grabbed three rebounds against Portland. Had three rebounds and was a key defender in 17 minutes of action in Oregon’s upset of No. 1 UCLA.

2005-06: Redshirt season in accordance to NCAA transfer rules. Knee problems limited his action with the practice squad.

Before Oregon: In a limited role, averaged 1.6 points and 0.9 rebounds for Xavier in 2004-05, playing an average of 8.8 minutes in 25 games. Had highs of seven points against Lehigh and five assists against Creighton. Left the program after coach Thad Matta departed for Ohio State. Was a member of the 2004 Nigerian national team that played in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Was also a part of the 2003 Nigerian junior national team that lost to Ernie Kent’s United States’ team at the World Championships in Greece. Prior to Xavier, played only one season of high school basketball in the United States. As a junior in 2002-03, averaged 12.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 8.5 assists per game for Montrose Christian, helping the Rockville, Md., school to a 20-1 record. Did not play during his senior year due to eligibility issues related to his visa. Attended Ikeja High School in Nigeria before coming to America.

Personal: Born Churchill Odia November 21, 1985, in Lagos, Nigeria. Goes by “Church.” Parents are Sunday and Marbel Odia. One younger brother and one younger sister. High School (Coach): Montrose Christian (Stu Vetter). College (Coach): Xavier (Thad Matta). Major is political science.

Odia’s Career Highs (entering 2008-09):
Points ... 12 vs. Washington (2/14/08)
FGM
... 4 vs. Washington (2/14/08)
3FGM
... 4 vs. Washington (2/14/08)
FTM
... 2 vs. Portland (12/28/06)
FTA
... 4 vs. Portland (12/28/06)
Rebounds
... 5 vs. Sacramento State (12/11/07) ,5 at Arizona State (1/3/08), 5 at Washington (1/17/08)
Assists
... 5 vs. Bethune-Cookman (12/11/06)
Steals
... 2 vs. Bethune-Cookman (12/11/06), 2 vs. California (1/10/08)
Blocks
... 1 at Washington (1/17/08)
Minutes
... 36 at Washington (1/17/08)   

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