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Ekpe Udoh finally reveals how to pronounce his name

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Epke Udoh of the Utah Jazz has finally revealed the correct way to pronounce his name.

Udoh was the sixth overall pick by the Golden State Warriors in 2010. He has played for the Milwaukee Bucks, L.A. Clippers, and will be playing his second year with the Jazz this season.

He has also played overseas for Turkish ball club Fenerbahçe in the Euroleague. In fact, he attained a lot of success playing there as he was crowned EuroLeague champion, EuroLeague Final Four MVP, and All-EuroLeague First Team in 2017. In 2016, he was selected into the All-EuroLeague Second Team.

Udoh is also a two-time Turkish League champion (2016, 2017), a one-time Turkish League All-Star (2017), a Turkish Cup winner (2016), and Turkish President’s Cup winner (2016).

Now, he’s back in the NBA with the Jazz. Last season, he only played in 63 games where he logged in 2.6 points and 2.4 rebounds in 12.9 minutes per game.

In an interview in July, Udoh shared his excitement for the upcoming season. Especially now that the Western Conference has gotten a lot more competitive. Per Eric Woodyard of Deseret News:

“It’s gonna be a fun season,” Udoh told the Deseret News. “The West has gotten better but we’ve gotten better and we’re gonna be the same team next year. Starting last year, you didn’t know what you were going to get with so many new pieces, but now we’ll be ready from the beginning.”

Udoh provides the Jazz steady defensive presence behind their starting frontcourt of Rudy Gobert and Derrick Favors.