Kadji transfers from Gainesville to Coral Gables

By Adam Silverstein
August 3, 2010

Former Florida Gators sophomore center Kenny Kadji will not have a long trip ahead of him after packing up his belongings as, according to FOX Sports’ Jeff Goodman, he has decided to transfer to the Miami Hurricanes.

Kadji, who was given a medical redshirt from the NCAA after only logging 45 total minutes of game time in 2009-10 before ending his season due to a nagging back injury, will be forced to sit out a year due to NCAA transfer rules.

He had back surgery in February to repair a bulging disk, a procedure similar to what former Florida forward Adrian Moss had done in 2005. Reports were that Kadji had healed nicely from the surgery; he was expected to back-up redshirt junior center Vernon Macklin next season, a job that will probably now be filled by four-star incoming freshman forward Patric Young (Jacksonville, FL).

“I want to thank my coaches and teammates for my two years at the University of Florida,” Kadji said on July 23. “While I’m sad that my time here at Florida is ending, UF will always be special to me. I have goals that I hope to reach and only a short window of my life to make those things happen.”

3 Comments

  1. zach says:

    He lead the nation in fouls per minute

  2. Gatorbuc15 says:

    Of all the school’s he could have transferd to, he chooses Miami? That’s almost as bad as transfering to Florida State!

  3. Mitch says:

    Seemed like a good kid. Hope he does well. I guess he doesn’t like the depth chart at UF. Some kids just don’t want to compete for playing time I guess.

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