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Coppin State sharpshooter Kyle Cardaci commits to St. Peter’s

Tom Ballato The Next Prospect
By Tom Ballato

It’s been a month since Kyle Cardaci entered the transfer portal, but the former Coppin State sharpshooter has found a new home. The New Jersey native has committed to St. Peter’s.

“It was between St. Peter’s, Binghamton, and Alabama State. I wanted to make my decision early, and St. Peter’s showed me a lot of love. It’s close to home, the coaches seem genuine, and they’re also winning coaches. My family and I thought it was the best decision to go to St. Peter’s,” Cardaci said.

Cardaci averaged 7.6 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.1 assists, and 1.6 steals last season. Next season, he wants to focus on getting downhill more, creating shots for himself and his teammates, and playing off the dribble more than he has in the past few seasons.

As St. Peter’s continues to retool their roster, Cardaci joins two other transfers, Jayden Saddler (Southern) and Cam Young (Bowling Green), as the latest to commit to St. Peter’s. They all made their visit together and have been in contact. The transfers want to get St. Peter’s back to the postseason.

Journey to St. Peter’s

The 6-foot-2 guard has been on quite a journey. He began his collegiate career at Bryant University, appearing in four games. He played his sophomore season at Seward County CC in Kansas after transferring from Bryant University and averaged 10.5 points with 3.1 rebounds while shooting 41.3% from three. In 2019, Cardaci committed to Coppin State, where he played the last two seasons.

When asked about his biggest takeaway from his college career, Cardaci emphasized, “Hard work pays off.” He works out in the summer with his trainer, Joe Ross, and professionals playing overseas. Cardaci knows what it takes to get to that level, and that’s his goal.

The graduate transfer has two years of eligibility remaining and plans to pursue an MBA. He will be an asset to St. Peter’s, making 118 three-pointers the last two seasons.

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