Warriors draft pick Udoh meets with local media

Ekpe Udoh talks with to Bay Area reporters
June 25, 2010 8:21:14 PM PDT
A day after making Ekpe Udoh the sixth player taken in the NBA draft, the Golden State Warriors had their new big man in town to meet the local media.

Nicknamed "The Nightmare" because of his shot blocking skills, the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder out of Baylor brings both size and defense. One reason the Warriors took Udoh was because he really wanted to be here despite the team's losing ways.

"I'm happy to be here. I know when it comes to the fans, I mean it's one of the best in the NBA; the last five years, averaging 18,000," he said. "The way they play is kind of the way Coach Drew let us play last year -- high octane offense. I'm ready to come in and work hard."

He has an ability to anticipate. everybody does react defensively, but anticipation gives you a little bit of an edge and he has that.")) Warriors general manager Larry Riley said.

The Warriors are hoping Udoh will team up well with young point guard Stephen Curry, a runner-up to the Rookie of the Year award last season.


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