Udoh Leaves Basketball Program

UM Press Release:
University of Michigan men’s basketball coach John Beilein has announced today (Monday, May 5), forward Ekpe Udoh (Edmond, Okla./Santa Fe HS) has made the decision to leave the Wolverines basketball program and transfer to another school. Udoh has not yet made a decision on which school he will attend.

“Ekpe is a fine young man and we thought he made tremendous improvements throughout the season,” said Beilein. “I will miss Ekpe as a person and as a player and we hope success will follow him in his future endeavors.”

“This was a very difficult decision for me,” said Udoh. “I just feel I need to explore other options right now. I had a wonderful experience at Michigan and I want to thank everyone for helping me the last two years. I wish them nothing but success in the future.”

In two seasons in Ann Arbor, Udoh did not miss a game playing in 67 consecutive contests, with 31 starts. He averaged 5.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game for the Wolverines. After leading the Big Ten in blocked shots in 2007-08 with 92, Udoh compiled 159 blocks in two seasons ranking him fifth all-time at U-M.

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5 Comments so far

  1. Charles says...

    this is a major blow to the Michigan basketball program, read my blog and you’ll understand Tim.

  2. Anonymous says...

    yea his offensive skills will be missed.

  3. Charles says...

    regardless of his offensive skills, without his rebounding ability we will have no chance to showcase our offense and win.

  4. Anonymous says...

    The only thing he does well is block shots.

  5. My balls don't bounce says...

    Udoh says he wants to go to the pros. So let him go and hopefully he’ll land with a team that has a coach that will get him prepared for the pros. My guess is that his move will be lateral and at the end of all of this, he will be no better.

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