North Carolina four-star big man Kadin Shedrick has cut his list to eight schools. He announced the finalists on Tuesday night via Twitter:
— Kadin Shedrick (@kcshedrick) August 15, 2018
The schools are Indiana, Louisville, Providence, Virginia, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Xavier and Florida.
Jake Weingarten of Stock Risers reported that Shedrick had this to say about Indiana:
“Indiana, Main recruiter: Tom Ostrom.
Thoughts: Indiana talked about the basketball culture around the whole state, not just the campus alone. The type of atmosphere at the games and that kind of stuff. They Believe I would have success as a four there.”
You can read the full report, including what Shedrick had to say about all eight schools here.
At 6-foot-10, Shedrick can play inside and out, and projects as a power forward in college that can shoot some from the perimeter. He is one of several forwards in Indiana’s 2019 list of targets including Keion Brooks, Jr., Trayce Jackson-Davis, Matthew Hurt, Trendon Watford and Zeke Nnaji.
Playing for the Garner Road AAU program on the Adidas circuit during the spring and summer, Shedrick is known for his ability to run the floor, being able to shoot, passing out of the post and defending the rim. Among other 2019 IU targets, his game is probably the most similar to Nnaji.
Playing for Holly Springs High School in North Carolina, Shedrick earned all-district honors from the North Carolina Basketball Coaches Association following his junior season. He averaged 16.2 points and 9.8 rebounds while shooting 59 percent from the field and chipping in 2.3 blocks per game.
Shedrick has been known on a regional level for a while, but his stature rose significantly over the July live period. Several reports spoke of his strong play during that time, and he has received more than 20 high major offers since.
Due to his meteoric rise, Shedrick isn’t consistently rated by the recruiting services, although multiple analysts have indicated recently that he is a clear top-100 talent.
According to the Stock Risers report, Shedrick will be taking visits beginning in August. There was no indication of a specific date for a visit to IU, and no indication whether that would be in an official or unofficial capacity.
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