35 - Kenny Kadji

6-10, 242 Power Forward/Center
Miami Senior
05/19/88 (32.2 yrs)
Douala, Cameroon
High School
IMG Academy
Team Site Profile
Jump Shot
NBA Ready
Post Skills

NBA Comparison: Bernard James

Strengths: 6-10 with legitimate length and some skill to stretch the floor … Showed a great deal of improvement during his last two years at the college level, particularly during his senior season when he was a major factor in the Hurricanes garnerning a 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament … High release on his shot with range out to the 3 point line, can draw the defense away from the paint … Can put the ball on the floor and get opponents off balance due to the threat of his jump shooting … Shows solid touch near the rim, with fadeaway shots that with his length are very tough to defend … Has deceptive athleticism and bounce for his size … Part of one of the nations better defenses, showed ability as a help defender and timing as a shot blocker … Showed a lot of improvement as a rebounder … Has a more NBA ready body than most draftees, though that may have to do with his age … Did not foul at a very high rate during his two seasons at Miami (FL) … Was able to play PF for a majority of his time at Miami (FL), while many would be relegated to the C position, should help with his adjustment to his likely pro position

Weaknesses: Already 25 years of age, meaning he has entered his athletic prime and was quite a bit older than the vast majority of comepetition he faced … Hard to believe he will become radically different from the player he already is, which more than likely limits him to being a rotation option at best down the line … While he did display some improvement, his post game was still very limited and he tended to avoid contact … Not a great offensive rebounder and at best average on the defensive glass as well … Rarely used his athleticism to make cuts or plays near the basket … Did not get to the foul line at a high rate, nor did he ever convert at the rate one might expect with his shooting touch … While more developed than most PF prospects in the draft, still has work to do in that area and will likely take some time to be a contributor … Was unable to break the rotation at Florida even while being a highly regarded HS prospect, one has to wonder what took him so long to develop into a college level contributor … His level of intensity can fade as the game wears on, can suffer from loss of concentration

Notes: Native of Doula, Cameroon, came to the US by way of France at the age of 16 … Highly regarded high school prospect who almost fell off the draft radar during his time at Florida … Came back with a vengeance during the end of his junior and his senior season, showing rare ability for a player with his size … 2nd Team All-ACC selection during this past 2012-13 season … Averaged 19.5 ppg and 8 rpg against Duke this past season, including a 90-63 victory … His age could possibly be seen as a player who is maybe a bit further along in the maturation process, which could actually make him an enticing 2nd round selection with his skill package … If Kadji goes undrafted, will still be an absolute Summer League player and a likely training camp invitee

Michael Visenberg 5/28/13

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