Ekpe Udoh

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Ekpe Udoh
Ekpe Udoh March 2012.jpg
Udoh with the Bucks
Free agent
Center / Power forward
Personal information
Born (1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 (age 27)
Edmond, Oklahoma
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Edmond Santa Fe
(Edmond, Oklahoma)
College Michigan (2006–2008)
Baylor (2009–2010)
NBA draft 2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall
Selected by the Golden State Warriors
Pro career 2010–present
Career history
20102012 Golden State Warriors
2011 Bnei Herzliya
20122014 Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
  • All-Big 12 Second Team (2010)
  • Big 12 All-Rookie Team (2010)
  • Big 12 All-Defensive Team (2010)
  • All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (2010)
Stats at NBA.com

Ekpedeme Friday "Ekpe" Udoh (/ɛˈp ˈjuːd/ e-PAY EW-doh;[1] born May 20, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for Edmond Santa Fe High School, college basketball for Baylor University and was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft.

With a 7'4 12" wingspan, he was the Big 12 Conference's leading shot blocker during the 2009–10 season.[2][3] He led the conference in his only season at Baylor, after transferring from Michigan where, as a sophomore, he led the Big Ten Conference in blocked shots with 2.9 in 2007–08.[4]

College career[edit]

Udoh played three seasons of college basketball, two at Michigan and one at Baylor, averaging 8.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.8 blocks per game in 103 career games. In 2009–10, Udoh earned honorable mention All-American honors by the Associated Press, as well as being named to the All-Big 12 second team, Big 12 All-Defensive team, All-Big 12 Newcomer of the Year, Big 12 All-Rookie team, USBWA All-District VII team and NABC Division I All-District 8 second team.[4]

On April 13, 2010, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.[5]

Professional career[edit]

Udoh was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. Because of a wrist injury,[6] Udoh did not make his NBA debut until December 11, 2010 against the Miami Heat in the final three minutes of the game, scoring 2 points.

On November 21, 2011, Udoh signed with Bnei Herzliya of Israel for the duration of the NBA lockout.[7] In December 2011, he returned to the Warriors after managing just one game for Bnei where he recorded 22 points, 16 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks.

On March 13, 2012, Udoh, along with Monta Ellis and Kwame Brown, was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson.[8]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010–11 Golden State 58 18 17.8 .437 .000 .656 3.1 .7 .4 1.5 4.1
2011–12 Golden State 38 6 21.8 .443 .000 .719 3.9 .8 .7 1.7 5.5
2011–12 Milwaukee 23 5 20.1 .409 .000 .800 4.7 1.1 .7 1.6 5.7
2012–13 Milwaukee 76 9 17.3 .435 .000 .748 3.3 .6 .5 1.1 4.3
2013–14 Milwaukee 42 14 19.1 .399 .000 .638 3.5 .7 .4 1.0 3.4
Career 237 52 18.7 .428 .000 .718 3.5 .7 .5 1.3 4.4

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Milwaukee 4 0 13.5 .444 .000 .000 1.5 .3 .5 .5 2.0
Career 4 0 13.5 .444 .000 .000 1.5 .3 .5 .5 2.0

Personal[edit]

Udoh is the son of Nigerian parents, Alice and Sam Udoh,[4] and has one older brother, Eddie, and two younger sisters, Esther and Sefon.[9]

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