Q&A with Tai Odiase
Sophomore Tai Odiase of the men’s basketball team is one of the Horizon League’s top defenders. The Glenwood native ranked as the conference’s second-leading shot blocker during the 2014–15 campaign. In fact, his 48 total blocks on the season ranked second all-time among UIC freshmen and eighth on the program’s single-season leader board.
Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?
A: Go to the gym and get up some extra shots. Away from basketball, I like to play video games.
Q: What is your favorite music?
A: I listen to a lot of rap — Chief Keef,
Future, Drake — and all the mainstream
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: The Incredibles.
Q: What is your favorite place to eat around campus?
A: Joy Yee.
Q: What is your favorite thing about UIC?
A: Being close to downtown. It’s less than 15 minutes to shopping, movies and other activities.
Q: Your plans for a career after basketball?
A: I’m studying biology and I want to become an anesthesiologist.
— Reprinted with permission, Alumni Magazine