Kadiri played his freshman year at UMBC before moving to South Plains College last year. He helped the Texans to a 29-7 record and an appearance in the NJCAA Championship Game, where he finished with 13 points, 14 rebounds and eight blocked shots.
"David is a high-energy, high-character forward with a non-stop motor that fits our style perfectly. With two of the best point guards in our league in Lamonte and Jarryn, we needed to get an athletic big that can run in transition, and that is exactly what we have in David," said Oats. "He is super athletic and fans will be excited to watch the way he can finish above the rim."
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As a freshman at UMBC, Kadiri played in 27 games, starting 10 of those contests. He had 21 points against Maryland-Eastern Shore and 13 points against Albany.
Kadiri attended Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. The Beltsville, Md. native's squad finished 25-6 and won both the D.C. Interscholastic Athletic Association and D.C. State Athletic Association titles in 2013.
Kadiri averaged 13.7 points per game as a senior and garnered 19 or more rebounds on three occasions. He earned DCIAA First Team honors and was tabbed to the third-team All-Metro squad by The Washington Post. Kadiri played in the prestigious Capital Classic All-Star game.
"This was big for Coach [Bryan] Hodgson to get one of the best available post players in his first week on the job," said Oats. "I am very happy with the way the staff is coming together."