Ekpe Udoh’s Book Club Gets Shoutout From Michelle Obama

Apr 1, 2019, 5:53 PM | Updated: May 2, 2019, 2:40 pm
Utah's Ekpe Udoh hosted Jazz owner Gail Miller at his “Author’s Talk” series on Thursday, Feb...
Utah's Ekpe Udoh hosted Jazz owner Gail Miller at his “Author’s Talk” series on Thursday, Feb. 7, for a conversation as part of his “Ekpe’s Book Club." (Eric Woodyard, Deseret News)
(Eric Woodyard, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh’s book club just got a big time stamp of approval from former First Lady Michelle Obama.

Udoh’s book club, named simply Ekpe’s Book Club, recently wrapped up its last meeting as a group to discuss Obama’s recent book, Becoming.

Upon learning that the Jazz center was a fan of her book, the former First Lady to President Barack Obama, took to Twitter to express her appreciation.

An avid reader, Udoh joined the Jazz prior to the 2017-18 season. This year, in a largely reserve-based role, he’s averaging 1.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.



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