Ekpedeme Friday Udoh, commonly known as Ekpe Udoh (pronounced epp-AY OOH-doe) (born May 20, 1987 in Edmond, Oklahoma, is an American basketball forward and center with the Golden State Warriors of the National Basketball Association. He formerly played with the Baylor Bears and was selected by the Warriors with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft.
With a 7'4 ⁄2" wingspan, he was the Big 12 Conference's leading shot blocker during the 2009–2010 basketball season. He led the conference in his only season at Baylor, after transferring from Michigan where, as a freshman, he led the Big Ten Conference statistical championships in blocked shots with a 2.67 conference game average and a 2.88 all game average. He led the team to the Conference statistical championship with a 4.28 team average in conference games.
The son of Alice and Sam Udoh, Ekpe was born in Edmond, Okla.
In the 2010 NBA Draft, he was the 6th overall pick by the Golden State Warriors. He will not play for six months because of injury....
Shawn Tolleson saw the beginnings of Baylor's rise in the college basketball ranks from his years in Waco from 2007-10.
The Bears made their first NCAA Tournament under Scott Drew in 2008 and advanced to the Elite ...