Odle was the most dominant offensive player the Mavericks had this year, particularly following Christmas break. Odle led the team in ever major offensive category including points per game (11.1), total season points (222), total field goal percentage among players with at least 100 attempts (.550) and shot a whopping .582 from the paint, where me made 92 of his total 98 field goals and made 20-of-37 from the free throw line for a season .540 average.
Defensively the 6’5” junior led the team in total rebounds (166), rebounds per game (8.3), defensive rebounds (121) and blocked shots (33). He was second in offensive rebounds (48) and steals (22) with a .372:1 defensive rebound ratio.
Odle had 13 double-digit scoring games this season, and the Mavericks won 69 percent of games when Odle score ten or more points and won only 29 percent of games when Odle scored in single digits.
“When he’s the top scorer in the post and he’s only third in free throw attempts, that shows some hesitancy,” said one voter. “He had a great season, but if he can put on some mass and get more aggressive, he’ll be unstoppable.”
“I think he was our best offensive and defensive player this year,” said another voter.
“He’s got a really good attitude and I think he’s got a lot of room for growth,” said Head Coach Nick Perez. “I think if Damien works on his game I think he’s got a chance to play some college basketball.”