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Ekpe Udoh Heading To Chinese Basketball League

Jul 7, 2019, 3:53 PM
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
(Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – According to Eurohoops.net, former Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh has agreed to a deal with the Beijing Ducks and will become the highest paid import in the Chinese Basketball League.

Udoh will return overseas after playing for Fenerbahce Beko from 2015-17, winning Final Four MVP honors and the EuroLeague championship during the 2017 season.

His deal with the Ducks is reportedly a one year deal.

The Baylor product played the last two seasons with the Jazz, averaging 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game in 114 games played.

Drafted as the sixth overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors, Udoh spend one and a half seasons with the Warriors before being traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, where he was playing until the 2014-15 season when he joined the Los Angeles Clippers for one season before going overseas.

Udoh is known for his book club that he introduced to the Utah community when he was with the Jazz.

Through his NBA career, he has averaged 3.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game and has appeared in 384 games.

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