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Kenny Kadji






255 lbs.


Redshirt Sophomore


Douala, Cameroon

High School

Pendleton/IMG Academy

Kenny Kadji - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics


2012-13: Second Team All-ACC
2011-12: Third Team All-ACC | 2011 Orange Bowl Basketball Classic Game MVP

Kenny Kadji Fast Breaks (2011-12)

Career (2010-13)
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Put his name in Miami’s career record book in field goal percentage (9th -.479) … Averaged 12.4 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 0.8 assists in 28.3 minutes in 68 total games … Made 47.9 percent (305-of-637) shots from the field, 37.3 percent (75-of-201) from 3-point arc and 64.9 percent (155-of-239) from the line … Career highs: 30 points vs. UNCG 01/02/12; 14 rebounds at Georgia Tech, 1/5/13; 5 assists vs. Stetson 11/9/12; 4 steals twice, last vs. La Salle 1/2/13; 5 blocked shots vs. Florida State 2/26/12; 10 free throws vs. UNCG 01/02/12; 4 3-pointers twice, last vs. Clemson, 3/9/13; 39 minutes vs. Indiana State 12/25/12 … ACC career highs: 23 points vs. Clemson, 3/9/13; 14 rebounds at Georgia Tech, 1/5/13; 3 assists twice, last at North Carolina, 1/10/13; 4 steals vs. Florida State, 2/26/12; 5 blocked shots vs. Florida State, 2/26/12; 7 free throws vs. Clemson, 3/9/13; 4 3-pointers twice, last vs. Clemson, 3/9/13; 37 minutes twice, last at North Carolina, 1/10/13.

As a Senior (2012-13)
Kadji 2012-13 game-by-game stats Get Acrobat Reader
Ranked nationally in double-doubles (97), blocked shots per game (168) and rebounds per game (222) … Ranked in the top 15 in the league in ACC games in field goal percentage (t-3), defensive rebounds (t-6), scoring (8), blocked shots (t-9), 3-pointers made (t-10), rebounding (13) … Put his name in Miami’s season record book in games started (t-1) … Led the team in total rebounds two-straight seasons … Averaged 9.0 points, 4.7 rebounds in three NCAA tournament games … Recorded 10.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.0 blocks in ACC tournament … Led the Canes with 14.7 points and 6.8 rebounds in 18 ACC games … Second with 23 blocks … Hit 52.5 percent (96-of-183) of his total shots and 43.8 percent (32-of-73) from distance … Overall led the team with 244 total rebounds, second on the team in total points and blocked shots, third in 3-pointers and free throws made … Registered a team-high eight double-doubles … Led (or tied) the Canes in points eight times, rebounds 14 times, assists once, steals twice and blocked shots 17 times … Season highs: 23 points vs. Clemson; 4 3-point field goals vs. Clemson … 7 free throws made vs. Clemson … 14 rebounds at Georgia Tech … 5 assists vs. Stetson … 4 steals vs. LaSalle … 4 blocked shots at North Carolina … One of six players to score 20+ points in a game … One of six Canes to grab 10+ rebounds in an outing. 

As a Junior (2011-12)
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Third team All-ACC … Ranked 89th in the NCAA in blocked shots per game (1.59) … Ranked sixth in the ACC in blocked shots and 18th in scoring … Only one of seven players in the ACC to score 30+ points in a game this season … Recorded four double-doubles this season, a pair in ACC play … Scored a then-season-high 21 points against FAU to earn 2011 Orange Bowl Classic Game MVP honors … Only player from Miami to score 30 points in a game this season … One of two players to grab a team-high 12 rebounds in a game … One of two players to block five shots in a game … Averaged 11.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, second- and third- best on the team, respectively … Also recorded 1.6 blocks, 0.7 assists and 0.6 steals in 27.4 minutes per game … Shot 48.9 percent from the field, 41.8 from distance and 63.5 at the line … Started 28 of 32 games played … Missed Feb. 1 game against Maryland due to injury … Led the team with 14.8 points per game in ACC play … Averaged 5.9 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 0.9 assists while shooting 50.9 percent from the field, 43.5 from long range and 67.8 at the stripe in league play … Scored in double digits 20 times, including 14-straight nights from Jan. 1-Feb. 26 … Grabbed double-digit rebounds five times … Blocked multiple shots in 15 games … Hit at least a trio of threes four times and at least a pair eight games … Led the team in three- point percentage, field goals made, total rebounds and blocked shots … Led (or tied) for team game highs in blocked shots 20 times, points 12 games, rebounds 10 times, steals six times and assists twice … Season highs include 30 points against UNC-Greensboro, four three-pointers made at Duke, 10 free throws made vs. UNC-G, 12 rebounds vs. UNC-G, three assists twice, four steals against Florida State (2/26), five blocked shots vs. FSU (2/26) and 37 minutes twice.

As a Redshirt (2010-11)
After transferring to Miami from Florida, the big man sat out the 2010-11 season … Expected to provide front-court depth with his size and shot-blocking ability … After a promising freshman campaign at UF, played in just eight games as a sophomore before having surgery on his back on Feb. 10 … Was granted a medical hardship for the 2009-10 season and has three years of eligibility for the Hurricanes.

At Florida (2008-10)
Played in 42 games with Florida over two seasons, before his 2009-10 season was cut short… As a sophomore in 2009-10, scored a season-high five points and grabbed a season-best three rebounds in 10 minutes of action versus Florida A&M… As a freshman with the Gators in 2008-09, averaged 4.4 points, 2.7 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 12.5 minutes per game over 34 appearances… Scored in double figures four times, including a season-high 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field and 3-of-3 shooting from the line, with seven boards versus UCF, and a season-high four blocked shots versus Vanderbilt… Hit 2-of-4 from the field to contribute four points versus UMKC (and future teammate Trey McKinney Jones) in Orlando… Made his first career start and grabbed a then- career-high six rebounds vs. Florida Gulf Coast… Was a perfect 3-for-3 from the field and finished with seven points and seven rebounds in the win over Georgia Southern… Scored 14 points on a career-high 7-of-10 shooting in 19 minutes vs. Longwood… Crashed the boards for a career-high eight rebounds in the win over Auburn, also dishing out a season-high tying two assists and two blocked shots, while contributing 11 points… Played a career-high 23 minutes versus Arkansas, scoring 10 points and collecting four rebounds… Grabbed five rebounds in 14 minutes versus Tennessee… Scored four points and tallied five rebounds against Arkansas in the first round of the SEC Tournament… Posted four points in seven minutes of action versus Miami in the second round of the NIT.

High School
The fifth-ranked center in the class of 2008 by both and and was rated in the top half of the ESPNU 100… Averaged 28.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game at Pendleton/IMG Academy, playing for coach Mike Moreau… Participated in the 2008 adidas All-America All-Star game and in the 2008 adidas Kentucky Derby Festival basketball classic… Played AAU basketball with the Florida Rams.

Last name is pronounced Cod-gee … Born May 19, 1988 … Majoring in sociology with a minor in business administration … Has three brothers, one who attends UM … Trained with current NBA player Jared Jeffries during the summer of 2009 at IMG Academy … Played the piano for five years.


Kenny Kadji
Year GP GS Min Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3A 3Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO B S Pts Avg
11-12 32 28 877 27.4 137 280 .489 28 67 .418 73 115 .635 58 112 170 5.3 72 4 23 50 51 19 375 11.7
12-13 36 36 1047 29.1 168 357 .471 47 134 .351 82 124 .661 56 188 244 6.8 87 1 30 63 46 14 465 12.9
TOTAL 68 64 1924 28.3 305 637 .479 75 201 .373 155 239 .649 114 300 414 6.1 159 5 53 113 97 33 840 12.4