Former TCU guard J.R Cadot has signed with the top club in the Slovakian League, BK Spu Nitra on a one-year deal. Cadot has taken a huge step forward in his pursuit of one day playing in the NBA. Cadot himself announced the great news to me over the weekend.
J.R Cadot will take his talents to Slovakia to play for a championship and hopefully prove to people he has what it takes to play with the top players in the world. Cadot is the kind of guy who just loves the game of basketball and will play for anyone, anywhere. He had a great two-year career at TCU where averaged 11.4 points on 50% shooting and 7 rebounds a game in his senior season. He was also named to the All-Mountain West Third Team.
Cadot sent me his official statement to share with you all.
“I’m really excited with my signing to the club Bk Spu Nitra in Slovakia.. I believe that this team and league was the best situation for me in terms of me being successful during my first year as a pro.. I’m thankful to God that I’ll have the opportunity of playing pro basketball in a good league during my first year, not much rookies could say the same.. I expect to achieve nothing but the best with my new team and club.. Winning a championship my first year as a pro is my goal and that will be my motivation during the entire season.. I believe that we will have a great year as a team with the new signing of me and two other American players.. Both guys played division ball.. 6″11 teammate also a rookie from cincinnati and a Pg from the university of Idaho.. I believe in myself and will give 110% each night.. My last words is; don’t ever underestimate the heart of a champion.”
You’ve got to love this kid. He has the heart of a lion and will stop at nothing to achieve his goals. This is only the beginning of his pro career. I strongly believe he will one day play in the NBA. Slovakia just got a lot tougher and stronger with the addition of J.R. I can’t wait to see how he performs and hopefully we will continue to stay in touch to give you all the latest news in the career of J.R Cadot.