Q&A With John Cannon

John Cannon became Georgia's fifth member of the 2011 class Saturday. Here's what he had to say about Mark Fox, his recruitment and the strengths of his game.

Does it feel good to have finally made the decision?

Definitely. I feel like a big weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

When did Georgia first start recruiting you and what was your initial interest in Georgia and coach Mark Fox?

It's been about a month and a half now, I guess. Well, the first thing I thought when I heard Georgia was it's the SEC, and it's big time. The first time I met coach Fox, I could tell he really cares about his players. He's a good Christian man, and I respected that about him. He really cared about me and that stood out immediately.

You came down to Northwestern and Georgia. Could you have seen yourself playing for Northwestern?

Absolutely. I spent a lot of time with the players up there on my visit. They seemed like great guys. It was really hard for me to not go up there and play because it was almost like I had known the guys on the team all my life. They had treated me really well, and they stayed in close contact with me the whole time. I talked to them often up until my decision.

What factor pushed Georgia ahead?

I would say the difference was distance from home.

What position will you play at Georgia?

I'll be playing both the four and the five when I get there.

What are the strengths of your game?

Strengths of my game are probably shooting the ball. I can play inside and out, and I've got some handles. I'm a really good passer out of the post, too. I just have a knack for finding the open guy for passes out of the post.

What do you need to work on before you enroll?

I'll definitely be working on my physical and mental strength and working on my vertical a lot. I'll continue working on my shooting and extending my range even further. I've already extended my shot to the NBA 3-point line, but I could always keep working on that.

The inside-out post player seems to be the type of player Fox is recruiting…

Yeah, I really felt like that was something I was interested in. That's my style, and he's had success with that type of player in the past.

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