Ekpe Udoh Celebrates His 33rd Birthday Today

Ekpedeme Friday "Ekpe" Udoh (Born May 20, 1987) is an Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Beijing Ducks of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA). 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 Fenerbah├že to a EuroLeague title in 2017, earning the EuroLeague Final Four MVP award in the process.

Udoh was selected for the Nigerian national team for the 2019 FIBA World Cup.

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