|Position||Center / Power forward|
|Born||May 20, 1987|
|Nationality||Nigerian / American|
|Listed height||6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)|
|Listed weight||245 lb (111 kg)|
|High school||Edmond Santa Fe|
|NBA draft||2010 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6th overall|
|Selected by the Golden State Warriors|
|Number||8, 9, 13, 20, 22, 33|
|2010–2012||Golden State Warriors|
|2014–2015||Los Angeles Clippers|
|2021||Beijing Royal Fighters|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Ekpedeme Friday "Ekpe" Udoh (/ / eh-PAY YOO-doh; born May 20, 1987) is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player who plays for BeiKong. He played college basketball for the Michigan Wolverines and the Baylor Bears. In the 2010 NBA draft, he was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the sixth overall pick.
With a 7'4 1⁄2" wingspan, Udoh was the Big 12 Conference's leading shot blocker during the 2009–10 season. 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 per game (92 blocks total) in 2007–08. A two−time All-EuroLeague Team selection, Udoh led Fenerbahçe to a EuroLeague title in 2017, earning the EuroLeague Final Four MVP award in the process.
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, 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.
On April 13, 2010, he declared for the NBA draft, foregoing his final year of college eligibility.
Golden State Warriors (2010-2012)
Udoh was selected with the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors. Because of a wrist injury, Udoh did not make his NBA debut until December 11, 2010 against the Miami Heat in the final three minutes of the game, scoring two points.
Bnei Herzliya (2011)
On November 21, 2011, Udoh signed with Bnei Herzliya of Israel for the duration of the NBA lockout. 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.
Milwaukee Bucks (2012-2014)
Los Angeles Clippers (2014-2015)
On July 28, 2015, Udoh signed a one-year deal with the Turkish club Fenerbahçe. In his first season with the team, Udoh already had a starting role, being one of the team's leaders. Fenerbahçe won the Turkish Cup, with 67–65 win over Darüşşafaka. Fenerbahçe also reached the final game of the 2016 EuroLeague Final Four, but fell short of winning the EuroLeague championship, after an overtime 96–101 loss to CSKA Moscow. Over 27 EuroLeague games, he averaged 12.6 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. At the end of the season, Fenerbahçe also won the Turkish League championship.
On July 11, 2016, Udoh re-signed with Fenerbahçe, on a 1+1 contract. In the 2016–17 season, Udoh won the EuroLeague championship with Fenerbahçe. He was named the EuroLeague Final Four MVP, after his performance in the Final Four. On July 14, 2017, he parted ways with Fenerbahçe in order to return to the NBA.
Utah Jazz (2017-2019)
Beijing Ducks (2019-2020)
Beijing Royal Fighters (2021)
On March 4, 2021, Ekpe Udoh signed with the Beijing Royal Fighters.
|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||PIR||Performance Index Rating|
|†||Denotes season in which Udoh's team won the EuroLeague|
|Led the league|
- A fresh transfusion of talent
- Kingsley, Patrick (30 June 2017). "From N.B.A. Bench Player to Cult Hero in Turkey". New York Times.
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- MVP for April: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahçe Istanbul
- Playoffs, Game 2 co-MVPs: Kyle Hines and Ekpe Udoh
- Playoffs Game 3 MVP: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahçe Istanbul
- Regular Season Round 4 MVP: Ekpe Udoh, Fenerbahce Istanbul
- Roster: Ekpe Udoh