John Cannon
John  Cannon


Burnsville, N.C.

High School:
Mountain Heritage

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 240



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2012-13 Season

• One of the team's most improved players over last season.

• Needed just six games this season to surpass his scoring total from the entirety of the 2012 season.

• Made his first collegiate start Dec. 18 in the Mercer game.

• Career highs in scoring (10 pts.) and rebounding (7) in Southern Cal game.

2011-12 Season

• Limited playing time in his freshman season. Still, his two most extensive outings occurred in the season's final two weeks.

• Played a season-high 14 minutes at LSU on Feb. 22 that included a pair of second-half baskets.

• Season-high six points came in SEC Tournament second round vs. Vanderbilt.

High School

• Earned All-State honors as a senior by the Associated Press, the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association and by NCPreps.com, an online recruiting service.

• Also was named the Player of the Year in the Western Highlands Conference

• For his career Cannon blocked a state of North Carolina-record 606 shots in his four years at Mountain Heritage.


Full Name: Johnathan Douglas Cannon

Birthdate/Birthplace: Nov. 22, 1992 / Spruce Pine, N.C.

Parents: Stacey and Audrey Cannon

Academic Major: Undecided

Nickname: Can-Can

Favorite TV Show: Regular Show, Family Guy, Futurama, George Lopez

Definitely Among My Top 5 Favorite Movies:Avatar, Harry Potter 7: Part 2, Happy Gilmore, Old School, Little Man

Websites I most often visit: Facebook

Favorite Beverage: Sweet Tea

Favorite Video Game: Guitar Hero, Kingdom Hearts series, Mario Kart, Epic Mickey

Most Challenging Subject: Public Speaking

A Talent I Have That Not Many People Know About:Singing and song writing, playing guitar, pitching horseshoes

My role models away from sports: My dad and my grandpa

Non-Basketball Interests: Hanging out with friends & family, playing pool, swimming, playing video games

How I Would Describe Myself: Mentally tough; hard-headed sometimes

Sport I'd Most Like to Try: Hockey, tennis

Teammate that makes me laugh the hardest:Hard to pick; they're all funny

Non-Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of: Homecoming King in high school

Athletic Accomplishment I'm proudest of: N.C. career record in blocks

I Chose My Jersey Number Because: Dirk Nowitzi is one of my idols, and my high school number (21) was unavailable (retired)

Favorite NBA Player: Dirk Nowitzki

My Most Prized Possession: My salvation

What Drives Me to Excel in Basketball: To have a better future for myself, as well as for my family.

How and When I Got Started Playing Basketball: First grade Youth League team coached by my mom.

When I was young and playing basketball, I pretended I was: Shaq

I chose to attend UGA Because: I was wanted at Georgia, and it's not too far from home.

What I like most about being part of this team: Brotherhood and competitive spirit.

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