Cadougan Drawing Interest from Marquette

Junior Cadougan made quite an impression in Canada when he became the youngest player ever to make the 17U National Team, and now at the Christian Life Academy in Humble, TX, the 6'1 point guard has college coaches taking notice of his game.

When Junior Cadougan was just 14 years old, the Toronto native became the youngest player ever to earn a spot on the 17U Junior National Team in Canada.

A few years later, Cadougan is still impressing onlookers with his ability on the basketball court as the starting point guard for Christian Life Center Academy in Humble, Texas.

A sturdy 6-foot-1, 210-pound point guard, Cadougan has helped Christian Life Center Academy to a 73-18 record over the past two seasons, including a 31-10 mark during the 2007-08 campaign.

Christian Life Center Academy coach Carlos Wilson compares Cadougan to current Utah Jazz lead guard Deron Williams in terms of his body build.

"Like Williams, Junior has a great feel for the game as a point guard," Wilson said. "He is able to distribute the ball to his teammates and get them the ball in the right positions. He can also score and picks his moments. He's the kind of kid who can go out and score eight points in the fourth period to nail down a victory. He goes with the flow of the game and is a winner."

Wilson said Marquette, Baylor, Louisana Tech and Louisville are currently showing the most interest in Cadougan, a solid student who is spending the summer competing for the Grassroots Canada AAU squad.

"Marquette is recruiting Junior as hard as anybody right now," Wilson said. "Marquette is very, very interested in Junior, and Junior is very interested in Marquette as well. (Assistant coach) Tony (Benford) and (head coach) Buzz (Williams) have been regulars in my gym throughout the years."

Cadougan missed the last half of the 2007-08 prep campaign after sustaining a broken foot in late December. He was averaging 21 points, eight assists and three steals per contest prior to his season-ending injury.

Cadougan has returned to action in the spring while competing for the Grassroots Canada squad that also includes prep teammate Kadeem Coleby.

"Junior is a guy who can get to the basket as well as make the pull-up mid-range jump shot," Wilson said. "He's capable of making three-point shots as well.

"Junior is like a coach out on the floor. He's a big-time competitor and a flat-out winner. He'll do whatever it takes to win. I really believe he was born and bread to play big-time college basketball."

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