Found April 09, 2013 on Fox Sports Wisconsin:
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MILWAUKEE -- Marquette University's men's basketball team got some big news Tuesday, as starting center Chris Otule has reportedly decided to return to school. CBSSports.com reported early Tuesday evening that Otule will be back for his sixth year at the school once the NCAA formally approves his extra year due to medical hardship. Injuries have plagued Otule over the course of his career, but he was granted a fifth and likely now a sixth year of eligibility because of two season ending injuries. Otule missed the first 10 games of his freshman season with a foot injury and broke his foot in the third game of his sophomore season, causing him to miss the rest of the year. He then tore his ACL in the eighth game of the 2011-12 season. Healthy again this past season, Otule began to make tremendous strides as the season wore on. He went from just a big body in the post to a player Marquette could ill-afford to have off of the court. Otule averaged 5.1 points and 3.5 rebounds last season, but became much more of an offensive threat toward the middle of the season. The 6-foot-10 center posted his first career double-double in the Marquette's NCAA tournament victory over Davidson, posting 11 points and 11 rebounds. He then scored 11 points in just 15 minutes in Marquette's Sweet 16 victory over Miami just a week later. Already ranked in the top 10 in a few of the early preseason polls, Marquette will be helped tremendously by the return of Otule. He will again team with Davante Gardner to give the Golden Eagles a pair of big post players that are match-up nightmares for many opponents. The only question mark remaining for Marquette is whether leading scorer Vander Blue decides to enter the NBA Draft. Blue has until April 28, the NBA's early eligibility draft deadline, to decide if he will go pro. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
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