The Greensboro Swarm, the NBA G League affiliate of the Charlotte Hornets, today announced that the team has acquired center Tai Odiase via the available player pool. In a corresponding transaction, the team has waived Mike Davis Jr.
Odiase (6-9, 240) was a four-year player at UIC (2014-18), graduating with multiple Horizon League Defensive Player of the Year honors (2017-18, 2016-17) and as the all-time shot blocker (361) in school history. The Flossmoor, Illinois, native averaged 9.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 blocks in 36 games his senior season.
Undrafted in 2018, Odiase played at the 2018 NBA Summer League with the Phoenix Suns. He went overseas for the 2018-19 season, playing with Gymnastikos Syllogos Lavrio Basketball Club in Greece.
Odiase will wear No. 21 for the Swarm.