World Champs Ink Udofia

The defending NBA champion Golden State Warriors signed Chris Udofia and Xavier Henry to deals. Prior to his signing, Udofia, 23, appeared in 28 games with Elitzur Yavne in Israel last season, compiling averages of 10.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.68 blocks in 27.8 minutes.

He will be competing against 19 current players signed to the Golden State roster. 

Chris was all-everything at DU. The DU athletic department wrote the following about his incredible basketball career:

Udofia finished his career first in program history in blocked shots (256) and games played (124); fifth in points (1,501) and field goals made (551); seventh in assists (349), steals (141) and free throws made (334).

He was a three-time first-team all-conference selection in three different leagues.

Udofia was voted Summit League Defensive Player of the Year, was selected to the All-Summit League First Team and earned Summit League Player of the Week honors twice on Dec. 9 and Feb. 22. He was additionally named to All-Summit League Team, All-Summit League Nonconference Team, All-Summit League Team and Preseason All-Summit League First Team to go along with his Senior CLASS Award nomination.

During the 2012-13 season in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC), Udofia made All-WAC First Team, All-WAC Defensive Team, WAC All-Academic Team, All-WAC Team, National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 6 First Team, All-WAC First Team and Preseason All-WAC Team.

Udofia also accumulated WAC Player of the Week (Dec. 24), WAC Player of the Week (Feb. 18), WAC Player of the Week (Feb. 18), Preseason WAC Player of the Year and Preseason All-WAC First Team.

As a sophomore in the Sun Belt Conference (SBC), Udofia earned a slot on the All-SBC First Team, NABC All-District 24 First Team, College Sports Madness All-SBC First Team and All-SBC for November, December and January. He also racked up two SBC Player of the Week honors (Dec. 6 and Feb. 6) as well as College Sports Madness SBC Player of the Week (Dec. 5) and capped the year as SBC Defensive Player of the Year.
Beginning his collegiate career with the Crimson and Gold during the 2010-11 season, Udofia concluded the year as DU's Most Valuable Freshman and earned a spot on the Sun Belt Commissioner's List by virtue of maintaining a 3.5 or better GPA.

Highly regarded by teammates, Udofia won the Floyd M. Theard, Jr. Award, as the Pioneers' most valuable player, shared DU Defensive Player of the Year Award with former teammate Chase Hallam, was awarded Team Most Valuable Performer during his junior season.

In consideration with all of DU's 17 programs, Udofia was also named DU Male Co-Athlete of the Year and DU Male Athlete of the Year for 2011-12 and 2012-13, respectively.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Certainly one of the most popular and well respected athletes to ever wear the DU uniform. The guy was the KING of campus when he was here, and his warm, fun personality made him a magnet everywhere he went.

For a guy who only had one other D-I offer besides DU (New Jersey Institute of Technology), he made quite a career for himself, and the DU coaches did a great job of developing him into a fine college player.

He's not going to make the NBA roster, but he could snag a spot in the NBA D league or perhaps find a better offer overseas.

Every Pio is smiling today.