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Erwin Dudley
2007 FIBA All-Star MVP
2007 FIBA All-Star MVP
Nickname E-Dud
Position Forward-Center
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg)
League TBL
Team Türk Telekom
Number 35
Born October 2, 1981 (1981-10-02) (age 28)
Uniontown, Alabama
Nationality American /Turkish
High school Robert C. Hatch
College University of Alabama
Pro career 2004–present
Former teams Maccabi Rishon LeZion (basketball) (2004–2005)

Erwin Dudley (born October 2, 1981, in Uniontown, Alabama) is a naturalized Turkish professional basketball player, originally from the United States of America. He currently plays for Türk Telekom B.K. in the Turkish Basketball League. His Turkish name is Ersin Dağlı.

Dudley is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. While at the Capstone, he consistently made a name for himself. During his college basketball career, Dudley was named an All-American by the Associated Press, a consensus Southeastern Conference 2002 Player of the Year and a unanimous All-SEC First Team pick.

Dudley led the Southeastern Conference in rebounding for three consecutive seasons, becoming the first to do so since Shaquille O'Neal. He also holds the University’s school record with 129 career starts and ranks seventh all-time in scoring (1,764 points) and fourth in rebounding (1,184). Dudley also recorded 43 double-doubles, giving him the nickname “E-double double”.

In 2004, Dudley started his professional career with Maccabi Rishon LeZion in Israel starting in 22 games, averaging 19.7 points and 11.6 rebounds. In 2005, he joined Türk Telekom B.K. in Ankara, Turkey, where he averaged 17.1 points and 8.4 rebounds in 34 games. In 2006, Dudley re-signed with Türk Telekom B.K., where he averaged 16.1 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in the Turkish Basketball League and 21.4 points, 6.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists in Fiba EuroCup.

Türk Telekom has decided to extend Dudley's contract through 2010.

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Citizenship

Due to playing for Türk Telekom B.K. for three consecutive seasons, Dudley was eligible to apply for citizenship. On December 17, 2008, his citizenship became official. The 2009-2010 basketball season will be his first playing as a Turkish citizen. Dudley currently maintains dual American and Turkish citizenship.

Family

Dudley is the son of Patricia Dudley and Otis Hunter II. He is married to the former Tamara Croom and has one daughter, LaDaisha.

Fun Facts

  • He is the cousin of actor Tony Cox, who stands at 3 ft 6 in (107 cm). Cox's credits include "Friday" and “Me, Myself and Irene”.
  • Dudley's jobs growing up included picking okra and going to the stockyard to sell cows.
  • Dudley's brother, Jamaal Hunter, is the Mayor of Uniontown, AL and at the age of 28, is one of the youngest mayors in the State of Alabama.

Achievements

  • NIT Finalist -01
  • All-SEC 2nd Team -01,03
  • USA University National Team –01
  • World University Games in Benjin (CHN) -01 (Bronze medal)
  • SEC Western Division Champion -02
  • SEC Tournament Finalist -02
  • All-SEC 1st Team (unanimous) -02
  • All-SEC Player of the Year (unanimous) -02
  • NABC College All-Star Team -03
  • Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League Center of the Year -05
  • Eurobasket.com All-Israeli League 1st Team -05
  • Eurobasket.com Israeli League All-Imports Team -05
  • Turkish League All-Star Game -06,07
  • Eurobasket.com Turkish League All-Imports Team -06,07
  • Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League 1st Team -06,07
  • FIBA EuroCup All-Star Game -07 (MVP)
  • FIBA EuroCup Quarterfinals -07
  • Turkish League Semifinals -07,08
  • Turkish League Finals -08
  • Eurobasket.com All-Turkish League Center of the Year -07
  • Turkish Cup Champion -08
  • Turkish President Cup Winner -09
  • Turkish League Regular Season Runner-Up -09

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