Coolidge’s Kadiri weighing offer from Duquesne, others

David Kadiri received scholarship offers from Florida Gulf Coast and North Carolina A&T on back-to-back days earlier this fall right before the start of his senior year of basketball at Coolidge.

For Kadiri, who transferred from National Christian last summer, that was just the start to a terrific winter both on and off the court. The Colts won their seventh straight DCIAA West title last week and as their play has picked up down the stretch, so has the recruiting traction for their 6-8, 205-pound center.

Alongside Florida Gulf Coast and North Carolina A&T, Kadiri has offers from Duquesne, Gardner Webb, Niagara, Stony Brook and UMBC, along with interest from others, he said.

“I have a lot of interest and whatnot, and I’m just working with coach [Vaughn] Jones right scheduling after-season visits,” Kadiri said.  “As [for] a top school right now, it’s still kind of open.”

Kadiri leads the team in scoring (13.2 ppg), and has established himself as one of the premier big men in the DCIAA. He has had quality showings as of late, too; he scored 21 points in a win over then-No. 2 Theodore Roosevelt two weeks ago, and followed with double-doubles against Wilson and Dunbar to help the Colts clinch the West.

“I got my first offer, when I actually came to Coolidge,” said Kadiri, who plans to make his college decision by the end of the spring. “Just go all out, that’s basically the mindset I had when I came here. I’m just going to go all out and work as hard as I can.”

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Roman Stubbs covers the University of Maryland athletics for The Washington Post.

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