Q&A With Virginia Basketball Commitment Kadin Shedrick

Shedrick, pictured here with his father, sister and mother while visiting UVA on August 19, 2018. Shedrick says he is 6’11” now and hopes to be 7’0″ by the time he arrives in Charlottesville next summer to begin his college career. ~ Photo courtesy of Kadin Shedrick.

As a freshman at Holly Springs High School (N.C.), a 6’2” Kadin Shedrick (pronounced Kay-Din Shed-Rick) had his sights set on becoming a collegiate baseball player.

“Baseball was my favorite sport,” said Shedrick, a first baseman and pitcher on the diamond. “I always played it and I always wanted to go to college to play baseball. Before I grew, I was just playing basketball for fun.”

Grow he did. Shedrick sprouted six inches, in fact, between his freshman and sophomore years, and he has grown another three inches since. The now 6’11” senior has realized his college athletic dreams, only it’s for a different sport. Shedrick verbally committed to head coach Tony Bennett and the Virginia Cavalier men’s basketball program on Monday (August 20).

Height alone did not make the Holly Springs power forward/center a coveted high-major Division 1 basketball recruit, which is exactly what he became the past two months. He has grown by leaps and bounds on the court since his freshman year, when he played JV basketball.