2010 NBA Draft: Who Ya Got, Ekpe Udoh or Hassan Whiteside?

June 21st, 2010 by TheRookieWall.com Leave a reply »
TheRookieWall.com continues its “Who Ya Got?” column with a look at Ekpe Udoh of Baylor and Hassan Whiteside of Marshall.

Here, two of our writers each took a player and made his case for that particular player.

The conversation doesn’t end with our opinions though, so in the comments let us know: Who Ya Got?


The Case for Ekpe Udoh —Forward-Center | 6'10" | 237 lbs

Ekpe Udoh entered this season for the most part off the radar. That changed over the course of the year, as he turned heads with his athletic abilities and solid play. Now he is almost surely a lock for the lottery in this year’s draft and could very likely be in the Top 10.

There are very few in the NBA who can offer Udoh’s type of skill set. The big man out of Baylor is both very long and athletic. At 6'10" Ekpe considers himself more of a 4 than a 5. He is very versatile on the offensive end and definitely has the athleticism to play the 4. He prefers to play off the elbow and take defenders off the dribble but has shown the potential for a solid low post game.

Even though he considers himself ...

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