Kenny Kadji, an IMG Academy basketball program alum, scored a career-high 22 points in Miami’s 90-63 win over the No. 1 ranked Duke Blue Devils Wednesday night.
The 6-11 forward/center senior shot 9-for-11 from the field joining UNC’s Sean May (2005) and Louisville’s Kyle Kuric (2010) as the only players to shoot that well against the nation’s top-ranked team. With 6 rebounds, 2 blocks and a steal, Kadji became ESPN’s Player of the Night while facing Wooden Award candidate Mason Plumlee. This is the first time the Miami Hurricanes have upset a number one seed in the history of the basketball program.
Kadji transferred from the University of Florida for his senior season and has been making an impact for the Hurricanes since. With his NBA draft stock rising, Kadji looks to continue the Hurricane’s quest to climb up the rankings when they take on Florida State at home Saturday night.