"My rule was I wouldn't recruit a kid if he had grass in front of his house.
That's not my world. My world was a cracked sidewalk." —Al McGuire

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Newest Warrior: Chris Otule

According to Todd Rosiak, Chris Otule, a 6-foot-10 center from Fort Bend Bush High School in Richmond, Tex., has orally committed to MU.

"Chris is probably one of the fastest-developing big men I've been around," said coach Ronnie Courtney, who is in his first year as coach at Fort Bend Bush after a six-year stint as head coach at Division I Texas Southern University. "Last year he had a season where he didn't play a whole lot, but got in here and had a great summer and came back to school and is improving as we speak. A very mannerable and intelligent young man, I can tell you that."

...Otule's commitment puts MU over the scholarship limit heading into the 2008-'09 season, as its three available tenders have already been committed to Fulce, Nick Williams and Tyshawn Taylor.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Rosiak article says he had attention from Baylor, Nebraska, Rice, Kentucky, and Connecticut. He might not be a program maker, but he seems like quality.

The article also says he liked the engineering program. He must be a pretty bright kid if he plans on majoring in engineering and playing ball...

Zuch said...

I can already hear Homer going on about Otule engineering the Marquette attack.

NY Warrior said...

an outstanding recovery by TC and his crew.....taylor and otule - very nice

Gene Frenkle said...

A phenominal job by Crean and his staff to recover from the Shumpert and Swopshire loss. We finally get a quality big man for next year and we still have an awesome back court. A solid get and now we'll have Otule, Mbakwe and Lazar (hopefully) ripping it up down low.

Anonymous said...

Nice signing, but I uncomfotable with Crean "over recruiting" (again). What happens if DJ decides not to turn pro after this season? Is one of these kids going suddenly have "academic issues"?

Anonymous said...

We're supposed to be excited about another project? Why can't TC sign a solid player that would be guaranteed minutes? Nobody else finds this strange?

Big Bro said...

Well trust me Chris will defenently not have academic issues because from experience of basically my whole life i know him hes a bright kid

Big Bro.

Dammy said...

Pretty bright kid cos i know him, i was worried about him committing too early and just jumping on an offer but it seems to be good for him after all and he is concerned about his education too.