August 1, 2012

Division I Versatile Wing Kadima Joins Saint Leo

SAINT LEO, Fla. – Division I transfer student-athlete Chim Kadima has been added to the 2012-13 roster for the Saint Leo University men's basketball program, Head Coach Lance Randall announced on Thursday.  The addition of Kadima joins incoming freshmen Javon Bell, Stephane Beneche and Trey Griseck, who committed to the Lions during the 2011-12 season.

Chim Kadima
6-5 | 190 lbs.
Milwaukee, Wisc. | Milwaukee Lutheran

Kadima competed in all 30 contests for the Ramblers and drew a starting nod 12 times during a season where he more than doubled his scoring average (4.4 ppg) from his freshman season (2.0).  Shooting 32 percent from three-point range, he scored in double figures on a pair of occasions while playing for Loyola-Chicago. 

In high school he averaged 19 points and seven rebounds per game and collected First Team All-North Shore Conference honors two times.  A highly recruited student-athlete, Kadima was ranked in the Top 50 Class of 2010 by Hoop Scoop in 2007 and was ranked No. 6 among players in the state of Wisconsin by Wishoops.net in 2009.  Also in 2009, the Milwaukee native was recognized by Wishoops.net as one of the Top College Prospects as he was named the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Athlete of the Month and also took home Athlete of the Week honors during his impressive prep career.

Coach Randall's Thoughts –

"Chim is an immensely talented basketball player that can score in many different ways. We love his toughness on the defensive side of the ball where he can guard three positions very well. He is a bright and mature young man who is does a terrific job in the classroom. He is a great fit with the high character student-athletes we have in our men's basketball program and will be a great role model on our campus here at Saint Leo University."

Kadima will join a very talented recruiting class as they begin classes at Saint Leo University at the end of the month.