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Virtus Bologna signed the veteran center Ekpe Udoh to a two-year contract.

Ekpe Udoh

Ekpe  Udoh
Position: PF
Age: 34
Height: 208 cm
Weight: 111 kg
Birth place: Edmond, United States of America

Udoh last played in Europe in 2017, when he represented Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul. He helped the Turkish powerhouse raise the EuroLeague trophy and was named the Final Four MVP.

Afterward, the 34-year-old spent two seasons as a member of the Utah Jazz. Udoh played in China for the last two years.

The 2.08 m center averaged 6.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.8 blocks last season with the Beijing Royal Fighters. A year before he was posting 18.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 3.8 blocks per game.

Virtus Bologna will compete in Group B of the EuroCup next season. They will face Valencia Basket, Promitheas Patras, Gran Canaria, Buducnost Voli Podgorica, Umana Reyer Venice, Cedevita Olimpija Ljubljana, Mincidelice JL Bourg En Bresse, Ratiopharm Ulm, and Frutti Extra Bursaspor. Sergio Scariolo's team will open their season on October 20 in Turkey in a game against Frutti Extra Bursaspor.

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