Beno Udrih life and biography

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Beno Udrih biography

Date of birth : 1982-07-05
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Celje, SR Slovenia
Nationality : Slovenian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2011-03-31
Credited as : Basketball player NBA, guard for the Sacramento Kings, NBA Draft

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Beno Udrih is a Slovenian professional basketball player for the NBA's Sacramento Kings. He re-signed a five-year contract with the team in July 2008.

Career history:

KK Kovinotehna Polzela (1997–2000)
Olimpija Ljubljana (2000–2002)
Maccabi Tel Aviv (2002–2003)
Avtodor Saratov (2004)
Breil Milano (2004)
San Antonio Spurs (2004–2007)
Sacramento Kings (2007–present)


2009-10 :
Averaged a career-best 12.9 ppg (careerhigh .493 FG%, .377 3pt%, .837 FT%), 2.8 rpg, a career-high 4.7 apg, and a career-best 1.13 spg in 31.4 mpg in 79 games (started 41) … As a starter, posted 14.8 ppg (.489 FG%, .350 3pt%, .838 FT%), 3.2 rpg, 6.0 apg, and 1.42 spg … Did not play in one game due to a virus vs. New York (11/25), the only contest missed due to injury or illness all season … Finished third in the NBA in FG% among guards (trailed only Steve Nash & Rajon Rondo) … Ranked 30th in the NBA in assists and 16th in assist per turnover ratio (2.74) … Played particularly well after the All-Star break (2/26 – 4/13), accruing averages of 15.2 ppg (.494 FG%, .357 3pt%, .870 FT%), 4.4 rpg, 6.9 apg, and 1.68 spg in 25 contests … Reached double-figures in scoring 52 times and scored 20 or more points on 14 occasions … Grabbed 10-plus rebounds once … Doled out at least 10 assists in six games and logged six double-doubles … Recorded one triple-double … Led the Kings in scoring 10 times, rebounding once, and assists on 24 occasions.

Top Single-Game Performances:
Registered first career triple-double with 18 points (6-17 FG, 0-1 3pt, 6-6 FT), a career-high 10 rebounds, and 15 assists in a season-high 48 minutes at Cleveland (3/28) … Tallied a season and game-high 26 points (11-24 FG, 2-3 3pt, 2-4 FT) to accompany three rebounds, a game-high nine assists, and four steals in 45 minutes at Milwaukee (3/19) … Contributed 22 points (9-15 FG, 4-6 3pt), three rebounds, and four assists in 40 minutes vs. Houston (11/13) … Scored a team-high 23 points (10-19 FG, 3-7 3pt) along with four rebounds, six assists, and one steal in 47 minutes against LA Lakers (12/26) … Six nights later at LA Lakers (1/1), netted 19 points (8-13 FG, 1-2 3pt, 2-2 FT), complemented by a game-high 13 assists and two steals in 34 minutes … In only 31 minutes, posted a team-best 24 points (8-15 FG, 0-1 3pt, 8-8 FT) with four rebounds, five assists, and two steals vs. Golden State (1/26) … Dished a career-high 17 assists and added 20 points (8-17 FG, 1-3 3pt, 3-4 FT), four rebounds, and two steals in 39 minutes at LA Clippers (3/21) … Posted a team-high 22 points (10-16 FG, 1-3 3pt, 1-2 FT), seven rebounds, six assists, and three steals in 36 minutes vs. Portland (4/3).

PERSONAL:

Full name is Beno Udrih
Son of Silvo and Silva Udrih
Father played professional basketball in Slovenia and older brother, Samo, attended the Dallas Mavericks training camp in 2005 and currently plays pro ball in Spain
Donated game tickets to underprivlaged children and families last season as part of the inaugural Kings for the Community program
Favorite leisure activities include video games, watching movies, and spending time with family
Preferred cuisine is anything home-cooked by his mother
Wears jersey No. 19 in honor of his father’s birthday
Joined Kings teammates in an effort to refurbish the Center for Fathers and Families in Sacramento as part of Maloof Sports and Entertainment’s annual Cesar Chavez Day of Giving
Attended a holiday party at the Wind Youth Center in Sacramento last season, visiting with children, distributing gifts, and signing autographs
Participated in the Sacramento Zoo’s Tiger Camp program, speaking to kids about the value of teamwork and what it means to be a strong leader
Shoe size 12.5 (Adidas)


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