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2010-11 Recap - Ekpe Udoh

It’s truly unfortunate that injuries are part of the game. One can only wonder how the season would have played out had Ekpe Udoh not tore a ligament in his left wrist last summer. That injury delayed the start of his rookie campaign and prevented him from participating in Summer League and training camp, but it didn’t keep him from foreshadowing the player that he can become. In 58 games, Udoh solidified himself as a quality interior defender with a knack for blocking shots, and he even displayed glimpses of a back-to-the-basket game. Hear what he had to say about his rookie season and watch some of his top plays in the video below:

The sixth selection in the 2010 NBA Draft, Udoh led all rookies with 1.48 blocked shots per game. However, he didn’t get the chance to show off his defensive prowess until two months into the season. Until then, he was in full-on learning mode as he recovered from surgery on his left wrist. Udoh spent all of training camp and the first 22 games of the season on the sidelines soaking up everything he could about the NBA game, and that learning process continued once he made his season debut on December 10 against Miami.

As the season wore on, Udoh got more and more of an opportunity to showcase his skills. He became a regular part of the team’s rotation over the last two months of the season and he even started the final 14 games of the year. Although his overall numbers (4.1 ppg & 3.1 rpg) won’t drop any jaws, his 16-point night in Phoenix on February 10 and his eight-game streak with at least two blocks showed that he is certainly capable of making a positive impact on the game. For more facts and figures on Udoh’s rookie season, check out the table below:


  • Appeared in 58 games (18 starts), averaging 4.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.48 blocks in
    17.8 minutes per contest.
  • Among NBA rookie leaders, ranked 1st 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 Phoenix (2/10)
  • Registered two-or-more blocks in eight straight games (3/16 - 3/29) which is the secondlongest
    by a Warriors rookie since Robert Parish recorded nine straight in January 1977
  • Made NBA debut vs. Miami (12/10) and collected two points in three minutes
  • Missed first 22 games of the season after undergoing off-season sugery to repair a torn ligament in
    left wrist
  • Recorded 10-plus points six times
  • Recorded three-plus blocks 12 times, including two games with five-plus
  • Access more season recaps of individual players in the blog archive on the right (scroll toward the top), and for the complete story of the 2010-11 Warriors, read the Season In Review.


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    2010-11 Recap:
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    May 13
    Dreaming Big
    In The Lottery

    May 11
    2010-11 Recap:
    Stephen Curry

    May 9
    Photos Of The Year

    May 6
    2010-11 Recap:
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    May 3
    2010-11 Recap:
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    April 26
    2010-11 Recap:
    Dorell Wright

    March 18
    A Look Back At
    Bollywood Night

    January 31
    Hanging Out With Dorell Wright

    January 20
    Monta's All-Star Endorsements

    January 5
    Time To Rock The Vote

    December 17
    Season Of Giving
    In Full Swing

    November 23 (2)
    David Lee To Resume Workouts This Week

    November 23
    David Lee To Resume Workouts This Week

    November 3
    Stephen Curry Injury Update

    October 26
    Just One Day Away

    2010 Training
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    September 22
    Exclusive Video - Warriors Workout

    September 21
    Learning More About Amundson & Carney

    September 20
    Radmanovic Participates In B-Ball w/o Borders

    September 16
    Warriors In The Weight Room

    September 14
    Dorell Wright's Day On The Bay

    September 14
    Exclusive Video: Warriors Preparing For Season

    September 12
    Curry & Team USA Win FIBA World Championship Gold

    September 11
    Team USA Defeats Lithuania, To Play For Gold

    September 9
    Team USA Advances To Semi-Finals

    September 6
    Angola No Match For Curry, Team USA

    September 2
    Reggie Williams' College Jersey To Be Retired

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    Curry Scores 13 In Win Over Tunisia

    September 1
    Curry Plays Extended Minutes In Win Over Iran

    August 30
    USA Survives Scare From Brazil, Improves To 3-0

    August 29
    USA Defeats Slovenia; Curry Scores Three

    August 28
    Curry, Team USA Open Worlds With Win Over Croatia

    August 26
    What To Expect In Turkey

    August 25
    Exclusive Interview With Adonal Foyle

    August 25
    Curry, Team USA Complete Warm-Up For Worlds

    August 24
    Watch Curry & Team USA In Final Exhibition Game

    August 22
    Curry Scores 7 As
    U.S. Beats Spain

    August 21
    Curry Plays Limited Minutes For Lithuania

    August 20
    Curry Practices

    August 18
    Curry Sprains Ankle

    August 16
    Monta Ellis Gives Back

    August 15
    USA Beats France;
    Roster Trimmed To 13

    August 13
    Exclusive Interview With
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    August 12
    Curry Scores 14 In
    Intrasquad Scrimmage

    August 12
    Watch Curry Live At World Basketball Festival

    August 11
    Post-Practice Interview
    With Stephen Curry

    August 6
    Schedule To Be
    Released Soon

    July 27
    Lin's Tour

    July 25
    Curry Awaiting Invite

    July 25
    Curry Scores 14 At Showcase

    July 23
    Showcase Rosters Announced

    July 23
    A Case For Curry

    July 22
    Curry Mic'd Up At USA Practice

    July 21
    Riley Interview

    July 21
    Lee Injury Update

    July 21
    Curry Interview

    July 20
    Curry, Lee Practice With Team USA

    July 20
    Curry, Lee Interviewed at USA Camp

    July 19
    Curry's Busy Summer

    2010 Summer League Blog

    July 6
    New D-League Affiliate

    July 6
    Wright's Road To Recovery

    June 30
    Catching Up With Curry

    2010 Draft Blog

    May 12
    Summer Schedule

    May 4
    Curry To Participate In USA Camp

    May 3
    Turiaf Visits Camp

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