Catching Up With Virginia Basketball Recruit Kadin Shedrick

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Holly Springs (N.C.) senior Kadin Shedrick has picked the University of Virginia men’s basketball program to cut down the nets in Minneapolis next month.

“I’m liking Virginia’s chances a lot,” Shedrick said. “Obviously I’m going to pick them anyways, but I think this is Virginia’s year. I think we are going to make a run.”

This pick is no surprise, of course, because the consensus 4-star forward/center signed with the Hoos last November, along with St. John’s College (Washington, D.C.) star guard and fellow consensus 4-star Casey Morsell. Both student athletes are expected to enroll on Grounds this summer.

Shedrick, the almost-6’11”, 205-pound (recent measurements) prospect, chose UVA over 31 other scholarship offers last August. His commitment to the Cavaliers came within weeks of receiving a scholarship offer from head coach Tony Bennett, who was impressed with the talented post’s play for Garner Road on the Adidas AAU circuit last spring and summer.

Shedrick’s quality basketball continued into his senior year, as he helped Holly Springs to a 20-5 overall record that included a regular season conference championship. He averaged 17 points on 70% shooting, 10 rebounds and four blocks as a senior, earning his conference’s Player of the Year honors.

Mere months until he arrives on Grounds, Shedrick, who is scheduled to play in the Carolinas Classic on March 23, took some time to reflect on his senior year and look ahead to his first year in Charlottesville.

Catching Up With Kadin Shedrick

What are the things you’ll remember the most about your senior season?

KADIN SHEDRICK: “My senior season was definitely memorable. It was a really fun experience to be on the winning side for the majority of the season, to accomplish the things we did alongside my brothers. It was a really good experience.”

How did you react to playing with a target on your back as a high-major Division