July 8, , according to European media EuroBasketball.
Youdu joined Beijing Shougang, and the reporter broke the news that this is the highest salary in CBA history.
European Basketball Network reporters said that Youdu signed a one-year contract with the Beijing team, and his contract will be the highest salary in CBA history.
Youdu is 32 years old and 2.08 meters tall. In the 2010 NBA Draft, Youdu was selected by the Golden State Warriors with the 6th overall pick in the first round.
However, his performance in the NBA was mediocre. He first played for teams such as the Golden State Warriors, Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Utah Jazz, averaging 3.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game.
However, Udo was successful in the European League. In 2015, Udo joined Fenerbahce in Turkey.
In the 2016-17 season, Udo led Fenerbahçe to win the Champions League, and he himself was elected as the MVP of the semi-finals.
In the past two seasons, he played for the Utah Jazz, but he didn’t get many opportunities to play. He also got offers from European clubs during the offseason, but he finally chose to join Beijing Shougang.
If Youdu joins, it means that Shougang will not renew Hamilton’s contract. In addition, the media broke the news that another foreign aid Jackson of Shougang signed with Guangsha, then Shougang will replace two foreign aids in the new season.
In the playoffs last season, the Beijing team lost a 2-0 lead to Shenzhen’s 3-2 comeback. It seems that Beijing’s replacement of foreign aid is expected to go further in the new season.