Ernest Udeh Jr.


POSITION: CFROM: KansasHT: 6-11WT: 250

Draft Notes

Udeh Jr. is a burly, strong and powerful interior force who has some very clearly defined roles on the court and does a great job of playing within those roles.

He’s a great rebounder and interior defender who changes the game even if he doesn’t fill up the box score.

On offense he shows really good awareness and skill as a screener and is always a lob threat rolling to the basket. He doesn’t’ need touches on offense but helps the team in a multitude of ways.

He’s a physical specimen with incredible brute strength and excellent agility for a player his size.

Watch for Udeh Jr. to become a real force in college basketball over the coming years.


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Draft Projection

second round pick in the 2024 NBA Draft or 2025 NBA Draft


2025 Center Rankings

  1. Flory Bidunga – 6-10 – Kokomo, IN
  2. John Bol – 7-2 – St. Louis, MO
  3. Ernest Udeh Jr. – 6-11 – Kansas
  4. Ulrich Chomche – 6-11 – Cameroon
  5. Somto Cyril – 6-10 – Chattanooga, TN
  6. Dennis Evans – 7-1 – Riverside, CA
  7. Ismaila Diagne – 6-11 – Real Madrid (Senegal)
  8. Eli Ndiaye – 6-8 – Spain
  9. Cyr Malonga – 6-11 – Louisville, KY (Congo)
  10. Christian Reeves – 7-0 – Duke
  11. Bol Kuir – 7-3 – Belfry, KY (South Sudan)