Ekpe Udoh will be returning to the NBA as a member of the Utah Jazz. The decision to sign Udoh was made by Dennis Lindsey—a former Baylor basketball player and father of Jake Lindsey. The news was first reported by Shams Charania of Yahoo.
Euroleague star center Ekpe Udoh has agreed to a two-year, $6.5M deal with the Utah Jazz, league sources tell The Vertical.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 13, 2017
Udoh was the starting power forward on Baylor’s 2009-2010 team. He was Second Team All-Big 12 and led the Big 12 in blocks. The 2009-2010 squad made the Elite Eight before losing a close contest to Duke—the eventual national champion.
After a successful junior season, Udoh headed to the NBA Draft with his Baylor degree. He was selected 6th overall by the Warriors. After stops with the Bucks and Clippers, he went to Turkey last season to play for Fenerbache.
Udoh earned his way back to the NBA after winning EuroLeague Final Four MVP. Fenerbache won the EuroLeague title and Udoh became a senstation in Turkey. Now he’s ready to head back to America.