Biography and Career Highlights
2009-10: Received the 2009-10 James Collie Endowed Scholarship in June 2009.
2008-09: Played in all 34 games with 33 starting assignments Named to the Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team Led the Valley in offensive rebounds (101) and field goal percentage (.618) Led the team in rebounding with 7.5 rebounds per game Scored a tip-in basket with 22 seconds remaining in overtime for a game-winner over Southern Illinois (Feb. 4) Collected two double-doubles on the season, including in the season finale at Kansas State in the National Invitation Tournament (NIT) with 13 points and 12 rebounds Grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds three times during the season Averaged 9.4 rebounds per game over the last five games of the season Earned second-team All-Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete honors Received the 2008-09 James Collie Endowed Scholarship in June 2008.
2007-08: Started 34 of 35 games Averaged 6.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.57 blocks per game on a 57.0 field goal percentage Recorded eight double-digit scoring efforts, including two in the final two games of the season Averaged 12.5 points per game in the NIT Tallied first-career double-double with 10 points and a season-high 12 rebounds at Ball State (Dec. 22) Scored 12 points and added a career-high three blocks against Chicago State (Nov. 27) Tied his career-best with three blocks versus Bradley (Feb. 9) at Redbird Arena Played a career-high 30 minutes against the Braves.
2005-06: Played in 18 games with nine starting nods After starting seven-straight games, only logged four total minutes in the final seven contests Posted a career game against Indiana State (Jan. 25) with six points and 10 rebounds.
Prior to Illinois State: During the summer of 2005, competed for the Nigerian National Team at the FIBA U21 World Championships in Mar Del Plata, Argentina Ranked third on the Nigerian squad in scoring (7.8 ppg.), first in rebounding (6.2 rpg.), fourth in assists and second in steals In the six games, he shot 48.6 percent from the field, while logging 158 minutes The tournament marked the first time a Nigerian team ever qualified for the world championships and the squad finished a surprising ninth out of 12 teams Posted his best overall game against eventual gold medal winner, Lithuania, with 14 points on 4-for-5 shooting and eight rebounds Also poured in 14 points and grabbed six boards against Puerto Rico Has been playing organized basketball for only six years.
Personal: Full name: Chuckwudinma Odiakosa Born Dec. 21, 1985 Birthplace: Akwukwu, Nigeria One of four children Parents: Kaine and Grace Odiakosa Major: telecommunications management Pronounced: DEE-muh oh-DEE-oh-kosa.
||2009 Missouri Valley Conference All-Defensive Team
||2009 Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete Second Team
42 | Dinma Odiakosa
15 vs. Indiana State, 1-27-08
12 at Ball State, 12-22-07
30 vs. Bradley, 2-9-08
7 vs. Dayton, 3-24-08
Field Goals Attempts
10 at Eastern Michigan, 12-4-07
3-Point Field Goals
3-Point FGs Attempts
5 vs. Drake, 2-5-08
Free Throws Attempts
6, four times
2, seven times
2, three times