Ekpe Udoh is only the fourth AP All-American in school history.
March 30, 2010
WACO, Texas - Baylor men's basketball junior forward Ekpe Udoh was named honorable mention All-American by The Associated Press. Earlier this month, Udoh was named third-team All-American by Yahoo! Sports and fourth team by FOXSports.com.
Baylor (28-8), which was a No. 3 seed in the NCAA tournament South Region, concluded the season with a school-record 28 victories and advanced to the Elite Eight for the first time in the modern tournament era.
Udoh, who established Baylor and Big 12 single-season records with 133 blocked shots this season, was named to the NCAA South Regional All-Tournament team after averaging 13.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in Houston. The Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and second-team All-Big 12 selection averaged 13.9 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.7 blocks and 2.7 assists in 36 games.
He became the first Baylor player in the Big 12 era named newcomer of the year and only the third player in program history to garner top newcomer honors - Terry Teagle (1979) and Jerome Lambert (1994) were both named Southwest Conference Newcomer of the Year.
Nickname "The Nightmare", his 3.69 blocks per game average currently ranks first all-time on Baylor's career list. The Edmond, Okla., native posted a team-best 16 double-doubles, while establishing career-best single-game and season-season marks in points, rebounding, assists and blocked shots.
Udoh joins Teagle (1982, second team), Micheal Williams (1988, honorable mention) and Darryl Middleton (1988, honorable mention) as the only AP All-Americans in Baylor history.
BAYLOR AP ALL-AMERICANS
1982 - Terry Teagle, second team
1988 - Micheal Williams, honorable mention
1988 - Darryl Middleton, honorable mention
2010 - Ekpe Udoh, honorable mention