NBA and WNBA Get First Brother-Sister Combo

NEW YORK, Jan. 14 -- Houston Comets forward Mfon Udoka's brother, Ime Udoka, was signed today by the Los Angeles Lakers to a 10-day contract, giving the NBA and WNBA its first brother-sister combo.

A 6-0 forward, Mfon Udoka spent 2003 with the Comets.
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Ime Udoka was playing in the NBDL before he got the call from the Lakers.
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Ime Udoka participated in training camp with the Lakers in 2003.
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Mfon Udoka spent the 2003 WNBA season with the Houston Comets playing in 25 games, starting three, averaging 3.2 points and 2.0 rebounds while conecting on 50 percent of her field goal attempts. The Comets advanced to the postseason for the seventh time in seven years last season, before falling to the Sacramento Monarchs in the first round of the 2003 WNBA Playoffs.

Ime Udoka was with the Lakers through training camp and played in six preseason games, averaging 3.7 points, 1.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists in 8.8 minutes. He has been playing for the Charleston Lowgators of the NBDL, ranking among league leaders in points (8th/14.7), rebounds (8th/6.9) and steals (6th/1.50) in 29.2 minutes.

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