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Gators' forward Kenny Kadji transfers



Florida forward/center Kenny Kadji has asked for and been granted permission to transfer.

Kadji, a 6-foot-10 native of Cameroon, had been granted a medical hardship for the 2009-10 season after missing most of the year with a herniated disc in his back.

He played just 45 minutes in eight games last year before the injury forced him to miss the remainder of the season. He underwent back surgery in February to correct the problem.

He would have been a redshirt sophomore this season, and earlier in the spring UF coach Billy Donovan said he expected him to have an impact at the post position, along with senior Vernon Macklin and incoming freshman Patric Young.

“After re-evaluating his situation, Kenny and I had the opportunity to sit down and talk about his future,” UF coach Billy Donovan said.  “Kenny has made a decision that it’s in his best interest to start new somewhere else. He’s still recovering from back surgery and working hard to get himself healthy. I wish him the best in his future.”

Kadji appeared in 42 games in two years at UF, averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

“I want to thank my coaches and teammates for my two years at the University of Florida,” Kadji said. “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.”




[Last modified: Friday, July 23, 2010 4:16pm]


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