Personal ... Full name is Ekpedeme Friday Udoh ... pronounced Ekpe (EH-pay) Udoh (YOU-doh) ... son of Alice and Sam Udoh ... has one older brother, Eddie, and two younger sisters, Esther and Sefon ... both of his parents are from Nigeria ... his parents, who are both of average height, were told that Ekpe would not be tall when he was young; however, his grandfather on his father's side was 7-feet tall ... returned to Baylor following his rookie season to complete his education, earning 14 credits to secure his bachelor's degree ... was very active in Warriors community outreach programs during his rookie season ... visited children at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Oakland, took part in the Lucky Thanksgiving food distribution and helped encourage fans to use public transportation by passing out prepaid BART cards ... also took part in a special Season of Giving Holiday Party for 20 kids from the Make-A-Wish Foundation and their families at the practice facility, which for the day was morphed into a giant playground with numerous kids activities ... following the devastating tornadoes that swept across portions of Oklahoma, Kansas and Missouri in April and May of 2011, returned to native Oklahoma to assist in the ongoing recovery and cleanup efforts ... favorite TV shows growing up were "Fresh Prince of Bel Air" and "Martin" ... favorite TV shows now are "Criminal Minds" and "Scandal" ... enjoys listening to rap, R&B and gospel ... favorite musical artists are Jay-Z and Young Money ... attended high school with former NFL player Reggie Smith ... was named to Oklahoma McDonald's All-State team in 2006 following his senior season at Sante Fe High School in Edmond, OK ... won state championship as a junior in high school ... wears size 16 shoes ... on Twitter as @EkpeUdoh.
2012-13 Season Highlights ... Averaged 4.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.1 block in 76 games (nine starts) ... led the Bucks in blocked shots on 17 occasions ... recorded multiple blocks in 24 games, including a season- and game-high 5 in the Bucks' 27-point comeback win at CHI on 11/26 ... with 85 total blocks, was one of just three players in the league to amass 80+ blocks while averaging under 20.0 mpg ... made his first of nine starts on the season vs. BOS on 12/1 ... scored in double figures in back-to-back games from 3/10-12 – the second pair of consecutive 10-point games in his career ... recorded his first career double-double with 14 points and a careerhigh 11 rebounds on 3/30 vs. OKC ... suffered ankle sprains on 2/27 at HOU and 4/5 at NYK, which resulted in three missed games ... also sat out the 12/12 game vs. SAC with a wrist injury ... received two DNP-CDs.
Pro Career ... 2011-12: Appeared in 61 games split between Golden State and Milwaukee ... averaged 5.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.67 blocks (11th in NBA) on the season ... posted 33 multi-block games, with a leaguehigh 26 of them coming in a reserve role ... scored in double figures nine times and had two games with 10 rebounds ... started 11 games (five with MIL) and averaged 10.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.82 blocks as a starter ... scored a career-high 19 points (9-of-14 FG) on 2/20 vs. LAC ... led the Bucks in blocks in 14 of his 23 games in Milwaukee ... grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds on 3/22 vs. BOS, and matched that effort with 10 boards against ATL on 3/27 in his first start in a Bucks uniform. 2010-11: Appeared in 58 games (18 starts) and averaged 4.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.48 blocks in 17.8 minutes per contest ... among NBA rookie leaders, ranked first in blocks and 16th in rebounds ... started 18 games, averaging 5.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.28 blocks and 25.5 minutes in those contests ... posted career-high 16 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 30 minutes at PHX on 2/10 ... registered 2 or more blocks in eight straight games (3/16 - 3/29) which was the second-longest by a Warriors rookie since Robert Parish recorded nine straight in January 1977 ... made NBA debut vs. MIA on 12/10 and scored 2 points in three minutes ... missed first 22 games of the season after undergoing off-season surgery (7/14/10) to repair a torn ligament in left wrist ... recorded 10+ points six times ... recorded 3+ blocks 12 times, including two games with 5+ ... was on inactive list 22 times and registered two DNP-CD's on the season.
Playoff History ... (4 games, 0 starts) ... 2013: Played in all four postseason games for the Bucks and averaged 2.0 points, 1.5 rebounds and 0.5 blocks per game ... had 2 blocked shots and 2 steals vs. MIA on 4/28.
College ... Played three seasons (two at Michigan, one at Baylor) and averaged 8.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 103 career games ... named Honorable Mention All-American as voted on by The Associated Press as a junior at Baylor ... named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and All-Big 12 Second Team by AP and conference coaches as a junior ... named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year by Sporting News as a junior ... named to Big 12 All-Defense and Big 12 All-Rookie teams by conference coaches as a junior ... named to Big 10 All-Defensive team as a sophomore while at Michigan.
Career Transactions ... Selected by the Golden State Warriors in the first round (6th pick) of the 2010 NBA Draft ... acquired by Milwaukee along with Kwame Brown and Monta Ellis in exchange for Andrew Bogut and Stephen Jackson on 3/14/12.
- MMAC Luncheon - Ekpe UdohEkpe Udoh gets interviewed by Ted Davis at the Bucks annual MMAC Tip Off Luncheon
- Media Day: Ekpe UdohEkpe Udoh talks with Jim Paschke during Media Day
- The Bucks Salute Dr Martin Luther King JrBrandon Jennings, Mike Dunleavy, Ekpe Udoh, Tobias Harris, Sidney Moncrief and Jim Boylan talk about the impact Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. has on their lives and many others.
- MMAC Luncheon Interview: Ekpe UdohInterview with Ekpe Udoh during the Annual MMAC Bucks Preview Luncheon
- Locker Room Gift from Ekpe UdohEkpe Udoh wants you to tweet him over the summer (@ekpeudoh) and he left a gift for one lucky Bucks fan!
- Press Pass: Ekpe UdohEkpe Udoh answers the questions you gave him on the Bucks Facebook page.
- Paschketball: Bucks at Warriors Shoot AroundMonta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh talk about playing their former team tonight and Scott Skiles talks about tonight's game against the Warriors.
- Bucks Introduce Ellis and UdohBucks GM John Hammond talks about the Bucks blockbuster trade and introduces Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh to the Milwaukee media
- Ekpe Udoh Arrives in MilwaukeeNewly acquired forward/center Ekpe Udoh arrives at the Milwaukee Bucks training center