Franz Beard’s Basketball Confidential
While the Florida Gators were growing up on the floor of the Stephen C. O'Connell Center with a nice SEC win over Auburn Saturday, one 2008 signee and one potential recruit were taking in the game. Find out about all the Gator basketball recruiting news in this edition of our Basketball Confidential.
NOT A LOT OF HELP FOR KADJI: Kenny Kadji (6-10, 235, Bradenton, FL IMG Academy) doesn’t get a lot of help when he’s playing with the high school team at IMG Academy. The guards are slow, undersized and have a shoot-first mentality so it’s rare that they make a pass into the post. Against Buchholz Friday night, Kadji got exactly two entry passes down in the low blocks. His final totals of 14 points, 13 rebounds, three blocks and a steal were impressive but his teammates don’t give him a chance to be a dominating presence on the inside. Kadji also plays for IMG’s post grad team which plays a lot of community colleges and other prep schools. He has a tendency to play down to the competition. I like it that he’s lost about 25 pounds of fat and has replaced it with 15 pounds of muscle. He told me Friday night that his goal is to come to Florida looking a lot like Al Horford.
SEEN AT THE GAME: Besides Kadji, who was at the game with his IMG Academy teammates, there was another big man of note at the Auburn game.
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2014 Football Commits
|Davidson (NC) Day|
|Cross City (Fla.) Dixie County|
|Jacksonville (Fla). Raines|
|Deland (Fla.) High|
|New Orleans (La.) St. Augustine|
|Miami (Fla.) Central|
|Fort Lauderdale (Fla.) St. Thomas Aquinas|
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|Casper (Wy.) Natrona County|
2013 Basketball Commits
|Clermont (Fla.) Montverde Academy|
|Bonifay (Fla) Holmes County|
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