Gophers recruit and Cretin-Derham Hall senior Daniel Oturu will play for the World Select team in the Nike Hoop Summit next week.

Oturu, a 6-10 center, will represent Nigeria and play against Team USA on April 13 at Moda Arena in Portland. The 11th annual event features the top U.S. high school seniors competing against the best international players. Oturu's parents, Francis and Deborah, are both from Nigeria.

"I just give all the glory to God for the blessings he's continued to place upon my family and I," Oturu said Tuesday. "It's truly an honor. It'll be great to compete on a big stage like that."

Apple Valley senior point guard Tre Jones, a former Howard Pulley AAU teammate of Oturu's, will play for Team USA.

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U javelin thrower honored

Gophers redshirt senior Nicolle Murphy was selected as this week's Big Ten Conference's field athlete of the week after winning the javelin at the Ole Miss Classic last Saturday.

Murphy, of Arkansas City, Kan., won with the second-best throw of her career at 184 feet, 3 inches. She ranks first in the Big Ten and third in the nation in the javelin.


• Rich Odell, the Virginia High School boys' basketball coach the past 27 seasons, announced his retirement. His teams won nine Iron Range Conference titles and advanced to the state tournament twice, in 2009 and '11. His career record is 595-385 in 41 seasons.

• The Gophers baseball team's series this weekend against Penn State will be played on the campus of Purdue in West Lafayette, Ind. The teams will play at 2 p.m. on Friday and 1 p.m. on both Saturday and Sunday.

• Augustana softball player Kaylea Schorr was named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's Division II player of the week. The senior from Mantorville, Minn., hit .526 with eight RBI in six games.