Kenny Kadji

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Kenny Kadji
No. 35 – Tofaş
Position Power forward / Center
League BSL
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1988-05-19) May 19, 1988 (age 30)
Douala, Cameroon
Nationality Cameroonian
Listed height 211 cm (6 ft 11 in)
Listed weight 110 kg (243 lb)
Career information
High school IMG Academy (Bradenton, Florida)
College
NBA draft 2013 / Undrafted
Playing career 2013–present
Career history
2013–2014 Phantoms Braunschweig
2014 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2014–2015 Aries Trikala
2015 Dinamo Sassari
2015–2016 Enel Brindisi
2016 Dinamo Sassari
2016 Lietuvos rytas
2016–2017 Trabzonspor
2017–present Tofaş
Career highlights and awards

Kenneth "Kenny" Kadji (born May 19, 1988) is a Cameroonian professional basketball player for Tofaş of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He played college basketball for the University of Florida and University of Miami.

High school career[edit]

Kadji attended IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida, where in 2008, he was ranked fifth among centers by Rivals.com[1] and sixth by Scout.com.[2]

College career[edit]

Kadji initially chose to play at Florida under coach Billy Donovan. He regularly came off the bench in his freshman year of 2008–09, averaging 4.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game, but his sophomore season was cut short by a back injury that required surgery.[3] After that season, Kadji transferred to Miami, where one of his brothers was attending;[3] he later said that he left Florida "for a fresh start", indicating that he had no problems with Florida's coaches.[4]

After sitting out the 2010–11 season due to NCAA transfer rules, Kadji became a starter at Miami in 2011–12, averaging 11.7 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks while being named third-team All-ACC. The following season, Kadji averaged 12.9 points and 6.8 rebounds[3] for a Hurricanes team that won the ACC regular-season and tournament titles, and was named second-team All-ACC.[3]

Professional career[edit]

2013–14 season[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2013 NBA draft, Kadji joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2013 NBA Summer League. On September 30, 2013, he signed with the Cavaliers, but was later waived by the team on October 25.[5]

On December 6, 2013, Kadji signed a three-month contract with New Yorker Phantoms Braunschweig of the Basketball Bundesliga.[6] On January 7, 2014, he parted ways with Phantoms after appearing in just five games.[7] On January 25, he was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.[8] He spent the rest of the 2013–14 season with the Vipers, averaging 6.2 points and 3.5 rebounds in 20 games.[9]

2014–15 season[edit]

In July 2014, Kadji joined the Milwaukee Bucks for the 2014 NBA Summer League. On August 19, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Aries Trikala of the Greek Basket League.[10] On February 14, 2015, he left Trikala and signed with Dinamo Sassari of the Italian Serie A for the rest of the season.[11]

2015–16 season[edit]

On July 11, 2015, Kadji signed with Enel Brindisi, also of the Serie A, for the 2015–16 season.[12] On February 1, 2016, he left Brindisi and returned to his former team Dinamo Sassari for the rest of the season.[13]

2016–17 season[edit]

On July 23, 2016, Kadji signed with Lithuanian club Lietuvos rytas Vilnius.[14] On October 2, 2016, he parted ways with Lietuvos rytas after three games and signed with Turkish club Trabzonspor for the rest of the season.[15][16]

2017–18 season[edit]

On June 9, 2017, Kadji signed with Turkish club Tofaş for the 2017–18 season.[17]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kenny Kadji". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Kenny Kadji". Scout.com. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Kenny Kadji Profile". hurricanesports.com. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ Brockway, Kevin (March 3, 2012). "Forgotten faces of UF basketball's 2008 class". Gainesville.com. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Cavaliers Waive Diop, Kadji, Taylor and Williams". NBA.com. October 25, 2013. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  6. ^ "New Yorker Phantoms sign Kenny Kadji". Sportando.com. December 6, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2016. 
  7. ^ "New Yorker Phantoms, Kenny Kadji part ways". Sportando.com. January 7, 2014. Retrieved January 31, 2016. 
  8. ^ "RGV VIPERS ACQUIRE KENNY KADJI". NBA.com. January 25, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Kenny Kadji D-League Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved January 31, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Kenneth Kadji signs with Aries Trikala". Sportando.com. August 19, 2014. Retrieved October 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kenny Kadji signs with Dinamo Sassari". Sportando.com. February 14, 2015. Retrieved February 14, 2015. 
  12. ^ "Ingaggiato Kenny Kadji". newbasketbrindisi.it (in Italian). July 11, 2015. Retrieved July 11, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Dinamo Sassari announces Kenny Kadji". Sportando.com. February 1, 2016. Retrieved February 1, 2016. 
  14. ^ ""Lietuvos ryto" naujokas – galingas aukštaūgis iš Kamerūno". bc.lrytas.lt (in Lithuanian). July 23, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Oficialu: K.Kadji keliasi į Turkiją". Krepsinis.net (in Lithuanian). October 2, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Kenny Kadji parts ways with Lietuvos Rytas, inks with Trabzonspor". Sportando.com. October 2, 2016. Retrieved October 3, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Tofas Bursa announce Kenny Kadji". Sportando.com. June 9, 2017. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 

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