Ekpe Udoh signs for Virtus Bologna

The American pivot with a Nigerian passport Ekpe Udoh has reached a two-year deal with Virtus Bologna and will join a team led by former Toronto Raptors assistant coach and Spanish national coach Sergio Scariolo, according to Eurohoops. The roster already includes former NBA players and European basketball icons Milos Teodosic and Marco Belinelli.

Udoh, champion of the Euroleague in 2017 with the Fenerbahce Beko and Mvp of the Final Four has caused a sensation in the Euroleague during its only two seasons in Turkey, before returning to the NBA with a two-year contract with the Utah Jazz and spend the last two seasons in China.

He is currently preparing for the Games
Olympics of Tokyo with the national team of Nigeria. In 58 Euroleague games, Udoh averages 12.3 ppg, 6.5 rpg, and 2.2 bpg.

Refering to Virtus, the Italians won the national league title against Olimpia Milan, but they missed the chance to qualify for the Euroleague, losing in the semi-finals of the EuroCup against the UNICS
Kazan. If they make it to the final this year, they will automatically win a place of EuroLeague for the 2022-23 season.

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