Udoh helping out in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma

Udoh helping out in tornado-ravaged Oklahoma
June 4, 2011, 9:55 pm
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June 4, 2011STEINMETZ ARCHIVEWARRIORS PAGE WARRIORS VIDEOMatt SteinmetzCSNBayArea.com

Warriors forward Ekpe Udoh took a break from his offseason workout program on Saturday to visit and help out with tornado relief efforts in his home state of Oklahoma.Udoh spent time in Piedmont and Chickasha, Oklahoma, helping out in two places close to his hometown of Edmond. Udoh has spent most of the offseason in Waco, Texas, where he is working on his game and finishing up getting his degree from Baylor."I came out to just do what I could," Udoh said by phone while in Piedmont. "Moving rubble and trying to get stuff out the way and clean it up. There's lots of wood, metal, barbed wire all over the place. There's just so much devastation. It feels like we got a lot done but then again it doesn't even seem like we put a dent in things."
Udoh said he has spent plenty of time in the gym and weight room since the end of the season in mid-April.RELATED: Warriors' Udoh joins tornado relief efforts"I'm working on my body," Udoh said. "Working on upper body strength, getting better balance. I'm also working on my shooting touch, quick little touch shots in the paint as well as my face-up jumper."Udoh averaged 4.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game in 18 minutes over 58 games for the Warriors in his rookie season.He missed all of the Las Vegas summer league last year and the approximately the first two months of the season because of a wrist injury."Last summer was tough because I couldn't do anything," Udoh said. "This summer I can still develop my game, can still work on things."