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A fresh transfusion of talent

Power forward has transformed Baylor's identity with his all-around skills

Updated: January 29, 2010, 3:17 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

WACO, Texas -- Baylor forward Ekpe Udoh met his late grandfather only once.

Udoh remembers being a young boy and standing beneath his grandfather as if in the glow of a towering street lamp. Standing 7 feet tall, with endlessly thin legs and impossibly long arms, his grandfather seemed like a giant.

"He was just tall," Udoh said earlier this week before a Baylor practice at the Ferrell Center. "He was tall, and he would wear a kind of garment called a wrapper. That's all ...

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