Cadougan Drops Weight

Junior Cadougan used the off season to get better conditioned and in shape. The weight loss appears to have helped as he's turned in a solid junior campaign.

Junior Cadougan, a standout at Houston (Tex.) Christian Life Center Academy, has parlayed a solid summer into a productive junior season, where he's focused on getting in shape.

"He's been playing really, really well this year because he lost 20 pounds, so he's in great shape and he's gotten more athletic," Cadougan's AAU coach Ro Russell said. "He can just play at a higher level for longer periods of times and his defense has gotten better."

"I would call it him taking it to the next level, which he was doing and will continue to do," Russell continued. "That was a really good thing for him to do to show his work ethic and show his commitment to his body."

There has been one minor set back this season. In early January, Cadougan "tweaked a bone in the side of his foot" and was forced to the sidelines. He's hoping to return to the court this week.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound point guard, who has already visited Louisville and Texas A&M, is hearing from an impressive list of schools.

"He's pretty high on Louisville, as well Memphis," Russell said. "USC is in the mix, so is Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Texas A&M, Providence and UConn. Those are the main schools that are recruiting him and he has interest in."

According to Russell, Connecticut is the only school involved that hasn't offered Cadougan a scholarship. As far as a decision goes, it looks like the three-star prospect will likely wait until after the high school season.

"He's going to go through the springs and he's going to take some visits and then he'll commit during the summer time."

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