Cannon Set To Commit

Time is winding down for 2011 center John Cannon to sign his letter of intent, so he plans to make an official announcement on Saturday. He will choose one of three hats.

"I'm going to give a speech and give all my thank yous and everything like that," said John Cannon. "It's not really going to be a big speech, just saying what I need to do. I have three hats (Northwestern, Georgia, and North Carolina)."

The 6-10, 225-lb. center from Mountain Heritage High School (NC) recently visited Northwestern and Georgia—two schools who have offered a scholarship. Cannon's home state school North Carolina extended a walk-on spot with the Tar Heels.

After visiting Evanston during the second weekend in April, Cannon said Northwestern was "definitely his favorite." However, he visited Georgia the following weekend, and had a good experience.

"That went pretty well," Cannon said. "I think it's a nice place, I liked the coaches and everything. All in all, it's going to be a tough decision."

Cannon will be ready to make the announcement official on Saturday, but is still unclear. As for now, it's still uncertain.

"I have an idea, but it's still not 100% clear," he said. "I know but I don't know. Anything can change between now and then."

As a senior, Cannon averaged 23.2 points and 12 rebounds. He also set the North Carolina State record with 624 career blocks, and earned North Carolina all-state honors. He currently holds seven scholarship offers, but his decision will come down to three.

"I need to evaluate everything and be sure the decision I thought of is the right one," Cannon said. "I've been praying about it, and so far, the lord hasn't changed my mind about where I probably should go. Anything can happen between now and then."


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