Kenny Kadji joins Limoges, set for a new BCL experience

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Giannis Askounis

30/Jan/23 14:28

Back to business for Kenny Kadji looking to help Limoges CSP in the Basketball Champions League Round of 16

By Johnny Askounis/

After the recent addition of Malcolm Miller, Limoges CSP returned to the market for new big to move forward in the Basketball Champions League and France’s Betclic Elite LNB Pro A.

Cameroonian forward/center Kenny Kadji was signed to replace departing Gavin Schilling, the team announced Monday.

“We decided to recruit an experienced player to help us in the last part of the season,” mentioned Italian tactician Massimo Cancellieri, the mastermind of Limoges, “I think his versatility in the paint and three-point shooting can help create more space for other players to attack the paint. I think he will help a lot in this aspect and with his experience.”

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Kadji, 34, started the 2022-23 season at Hapoel Atsmon Holon and appeared in three BCL games combined with the 2019-20 spell at Turk Telekom upped his individual total to five games played. Between the two teams, he averaged 8.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per contest. Additional continental experience amounting to 39 games played in the 7DAYS EuroCup stems from Frutti Extra Bursaspor, Tofas, and Enel Basket Brindisi.

Back in 2015, Kadji won Italy’s league and cup playing for Dinamo Banco di Sardegna Sassari. Besides traveling to Israel, France, Turkey, Spain, Lithuania, Italy, Greece, and Germany, and also playing in the G League during his professional career, he represented Cameroon in the 2015 and 2021 FIBA AfroBasket. Earlier playing days included NCAA stints at Florida and Miami.

His new side tipped off the six-game double-legged round-robin schedule of the Champions League’s Round of 16 Group K with a loss to Galatasaray Nef. The 10-9 domestic W-L tally is tied for sixth in the standings of France’s top-flight division with 15 games left in the Regular Season.

Gavin Schilling heading to Turkey

Schilling, 27, parted ways upon mutual agreement with Limoges. The German big is expected to move his talents to AYOS Konyaspor and Turkey’s BSL. Debuting in the BCL this season, he averaged 5.6 points and 4.7 rebounds per game over ten appearances.

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