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Kenny Kadji

  • Full Name: Kenny Kadji
  • Position: Power Forward
  • Height/Weight: 6-10 / 242
  • Birthdate: May 19, 1988
  • College: Miami
 

Strengths
- Legit stretch four with 3-point range
- Can score in the post
- Good size/length
- Strong
- Willing defender

Weaknesses
- Upside/age (25)
- Needs to rebound more consistently

NBA projection
Some teams could question Kadji’s upside because he’ll be 25 years old when the Draft is conducted. But he has a skill level that’s rare; he’s a legitimate stretch four man, capable of knocking down 3s and getting points in the paint. Kadji is a solid defender, too. Some NBA team will find a place on its roster for that combination of skills.

2012-13 Season
Kadji finished third on the team in scoring, second in rebounding and blocked shots, third in field-goal percentage and fourth in 3-point percentage, his well-rounded game helping Miami to a 29-7 record and a Sweet 16 NCAA tournament appearance.

Key statistics
12.9 ppg | 6.8 rpg | 1.7 tpg | 1.3 bpg | 29.1 mpg | .471 FG | .351 3PT | .661 FT

Cool statistic
Kadji shot .373 (75 of 201) from 3-point range during his Miami career.

Reminds me of...
Brian Cook

What Insiders Say
Miami coach Jim Larranaga
“We already knew he was a great 3‑point shooter. One of the finest stretch fours in the country and has the ability to make deep threes. But he's also 6‑11 and has a long reach and great athletic ability in and around the basket.”

What Outsiders Say
Florida coach Billy Donovan
“I think [transferring from Florida] was good for Kenny. Kenny needed to grow and mature. His experience here probably helped him become who he has become as a player. It’s never been a talent issue with Kenny. He’s always been very talented, very, very gifted. For him, a fresh start was probably the best thing for him. When he is focused and he is working hard, the sky is the limit for him as a player.”

-- Profile by Chris Dortch, editor of the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook. Follow him @cdortch