He did it all for the Baylor Bears, and now he will be taking his skills to the West Coast as the newest member of the NBA's Golden State Warriors. Ekpe Udoh was drafted #6 overall in Thursday's 2010 NBA Draft.
Udoh becomes the 1st ever lottery pick in Baylor program history, and he is the 1st Baylor player drafted since 1998 when the Los Angeles Clippers select Brian Skinner with the 22nd overall pick. Previously, the highest drafted player in program history was Vinnie Johnson who was selected 7th overall in the 1979 NBA draft.
Dubbed "The Nightmare", Udoh quickly established himself as one of Baylor's all-time greats. Udoh averaged 3.6 blocks-per-game which ranks first all-time on Baylor's career list. Last season, Udoh recorded 16 double-doubles, while averaging 13.9 points and 9.8 rebounds per contest.
In addition to helping lead the Baylor Bears to an Elite Eight appearance last season, Udoh also established Baylor and Big 12 Conference single-season blocked shots records with 133 blocks last year.
Baylor's Ekpe Udoh Drafted #6 Overall
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