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Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh considering return to EuroLeague with multiple overseas offers on table

Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh talks to members of the media at Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Utah's season ended with Wednesday's loss to Houston in the first round of the NBA playoffs.
Utah Jazz center Ekpe Udoh talks to members of the media at the Zions Bank Basketball Center in Salt Lake City on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The Utah Jazz season ended with Wednesday's loss to Houston in the playoffs.
Kristin Murphy, Deseret News

SALT LAKE CITY — Ekpe Udoh is vacationing with family in Nigeria this week after spending a portion of last week in Istanbul, Turkey, checking out EuroLeague action.

When the Utah Jazz center returns from the break, he will have a big decision to make on whether to return to the NBA or play overseas.

The former EuroLeague champion and Final Four MVP has up to five multimillion-dollar offers from overseas powerhouses in Spain, Italy and Turkey on the table and will look to reach an agreement during the next week or so, according to a Deseret News source.

Udoh, 32, is an unrestricted free agent who averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds the past two seasons with the Jazz, but more importantly has earned respect inside the locker roomand with fans through his popular book club.

“The two years have been good,” Udoh said during his exit interview in April. “Didn’t get the opportunities that I wanted but I was with a great team, a great organization and was able to build relationships that will last for a lifetime. So I’ll just continue to push that, continue to get better and we’ll see what happens this summer.”