Former Georgia Bulldogs center John Cannon will end his career at UNC-Asheville. After three years as a little used back up for the Bulldogs, the 6-foot-10, 240-pounder will sit out a season before playing his final season at UNC Asheville.
Cannon, a junior center from Burnsville, N.C., had played in 18 of Georgia’s 30 games during the 2013 -2014 season, scoring 25 total points (1.4 per game) and pulling down 19 rebounds (1.1 per game), with five blocked shots. Cannon is the North Carolina High School Athletic Association all-time leading shot blocker..
Before the Southeastern Conference Basketball tournament, Cannon told Georgiadogs.com “I have decided to transfer from the University of Georgia Basketball program to consider other opportunities to play basketball and get my degree. I want to thank Georgia for the opportunity and support, especially my teammates who mean the world to me. The timing for wanting my transfer allows me to get a head start on looking at the options that may be available. I want to wish everyone at Georgia the best, and I’m excited about the possibilities ahead.”
Cannon’s most productive season was in 2013, when he started in two of 27 games and averaged 2.6 points and 1.8 rebounds. In that season he had a career-high 10 points and seven rebounds against Southern California.
“I’d like to wish John the best as he continues his career,” Fox told Georgiadogs.com. “I certainly understand his desire for more opportunities for playing time elsewhere. We appreciate his contributions to the program over the past three years.”