Mar 28, 2013; Washington, D.C., USA; Miami Hurricanes forward/center Kenny Kadji (35) reacts after losing to the Marquette Golden Eagles 71-61during the second half of the semifinals of the East regional of the 2013 NCAA Tournament at the Verizon Center. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Basketball: Kenny Kadji Bids Farewell

For only the second time in school-history, the Miami Hurricanes reached the Sweet 16 only to have their season come to an abrupt end following a loss to Marquette on Thursday.

Senior Kenny Kadji has played an integral part in Miami’s 2012-13 season helping to lead the Canes’ to both regular-season and ACC tournament titles leading to an automatic bid to the 2013 NCAA Tournament.

Kadji averaged 12.9 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Hurricanes who won a school-best 15 conference games.

Following the Canes’ 71-61 loss to Marquette, Kadji expressed his gratitude via Twitter:

Kadji, who was ranked the No. 2 center in the state of Florida by Rivals, began his college ball at the University of Florida before transferring to Miami in 2010.  He played in 42 games for the Gators’ but had his 2009-10 season cut short.  Kadji would redshirt at Miami during the 2010-11 season averaged 11.7 ppg and 5.3 rpg during the 2011-12 season.

Michael Casagrande of the Sun-Sentinel caught an emotional Kadji following the Canes’ loss to Marquette.  Click here to see what Kadji had to say.


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