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League  LNBP
Name  Jalen Cannon
Nationality  American
Role  Basketball Player
Listed height  6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Height  1.98 m
Listed weight  225 lb (102 kg)

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Position  Power forward / Small forward
Born  May 5, 1993 (age 22) Allentown, Pennsylvania (1993-05-05)
High school  William Allen (Allentown, Pennsylvania)
Current team  St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers men's basketball (#5 / Forward)
Parents  Suzanne Masters, Alton Cannon
Siblings  Hana Cannon, Adonis Cannon

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Jalen Cannon (born May 5, 1993) is an American basketball player from Allentown, Pennsylvania playing in Italy's second-tier basketball league. Cannon is in his third season as a professional and first with Fortitudo Agrigento of Sicily.

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During his collegiate career at St. Francis Brooklyn, Cannon was selected as the unanimous NEC Player of the Year in 2015. Cannon recorded over 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds, making him the first player in program history and the second player in Northeast Conference history to accomplish the feat. Cannon also holds the St. Francis Brooklyn records for all-time rebounds and points in addition to the NEC all-time rebounds record. In his senior year (2014–15) Cannon was second amongst all active NCAA Division I players with 48 career double-doubles and was the active rebound leader in Division I. He has also helped lead the Terriers to a 68–59 overall record, 44–26 conference record, four NEC Tournament appearances and the program's first NEC regular season championship in 11 years. The 2014–15 Terriers with Cannon, also participated in their first NEC Tournament Championship in 12 years and participated in their first postseason NIT in 52 years.

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High school career

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Cannon attended William Allen High School in Allentown, Pennsylvania and played under head coach Douglas Snyder for the Canaries. Early on in Cannon's high school career he played sparingly on his high school's junior varsity squad freshman year and only logged 2 points his sophomore year on the varsity squad. However, Cannon had outstanding junior and senior years and he was elected to the PIAA 4A all-state second team after averaging 19.6 points per game, 10.3 rebounds per game and 1.5 blocks per game as a senior. He was also elected The Morning Call (Lehigh Valley) Co-Player of the Year along with future Villanova player Darrun Hilliard. Cannon's squad went 23-5 in his senior year and won the District 11 4A Championship game, a game in which he recorded 22 points and 20 rebounds.

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Although Cannon improved his skills in his final two years at William Allen, he wasn't highly recruited and was considered undersized for a power forward. St. Francis Brooklyn was the only college that offered Cannon a scholarship and that was due in large part to former Terriers assistant coach Andy Johnston, who saw potential in him.

Collegiate career

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Cannon officially signed with St. Francis on December 16, 2010 and was an immediate impact player for then second year head coach Glenn Braica. He played in all 30 games his freshman year and averaged 8.0 PPG and 8.8 RPG. One particular stand-out game his freshman year came against Fairleigh Dickinson on February 25, 2012 when he grabbed a Northeast Conference high 20 rebounds, it was the most by a Division I freshman in the entire country that season. At the end of his freshman season, Cannon was named to the NEC All Rookie Team. He was also the second-leading freshmen rebounder in the country at 8.8 RPG and finished tied for 53rd overall.

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During Cannon's second season at St. Francis Brooklyn he started every game and was the team's leading scorer and rebounder. In what was considered a disappointing season for the Terriers, the first losing season under coach Glenn Braica, Cannon was a bright spot. His leadership and impact were exemplified when after a five-game losing streak, Cannon led his team to 2 consecutive victories against Colgate and NJIT by averaging 23.5 points and 9.0 rebounds. His efforts were rewarded with his first career NEC Player of the Week award. At the end of his sophomore year, Cannon finished second in the league in rebounding (8.9 RPG), 5th in field goal percentage (.556) and tied for ninth in scoring (14.7 PPG). He also tied for second in the conference with 10 double-doubles and was 53rd in the NCAA in rebounding for the second straight season. For his efforts Cannon was named to the Second Team All-NEC squad.

For his junior year, Cannon was selected to the 2013–14 Preseason All-NEC Team by NEC Coaches. He recorded his 1,000th point on January 23, 2014 against Fairleigh Dickinson in a 23-point, 11-rebound performance. Cannon finished seventh in the NEC in scoring (14.9 PPG), led the league in rebounding (8.2 RPG) and tied for third in double-doubles with 9. After the season, he was named to the First Team All-NEC squad.

For the 2014–15 season, Cannon was once again selected to the Preseason All-NEC Team by NEC coaches. During his senior season, Cannon became the all-time leader in rebounds and points scored for St. Francis Brooklyn, in addition he became the first Terrier to recorded over 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds. His rebound total also made him the all-time NEC leader. Other records that Cannon owns includes producing 48 career double-doubles (second among then active NCAA players), and he was the NCAA Division I active rebound leader. In 2014–15, Cannon earned 5 NEC Player of the Week Awards, the Lou Henson Award National Player of the Week honors, and 2 Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association Player of the Week honors, and he was named to the Barclays Classic All-Tournament Team. At the end of the season, he was named the NEC Player of the Year and selected for the First Team All-NEC squad for the second consecutive year. In April, the Terriers' senior forward became the first St. Francis Brooklyn player to be named to the All-Met Division I First Team and also the first Terrier to become an AP Honorable Mention All-American.

Records

  • Most rebounds in a game by an NCAA DI freshman in 2012 with 20 (vs. Fairleigh Dickinson February 25, 2012).
  • St. Francis all-time leader in made free throws with 342 (vs. Monmouth on December 23, 2014).
  • Second player in program history and fourth in Northeast Conference history to record 1,000 rebounds (vs. Mount St. Mary's on January 29, 2015).
  • Exceeded 1,500 career points and became the first player in program history and second in Northeast Conference history to record 1,500 points and 1,000 rebounds (vs. Central Connecticut on February 5, 2015).
  • All-time rebounds leader in program history with 1,019 (vs. Central Connecticut on February 5, 2015).
  • All-time rebounds leader in Northeast Conference history with 1,033 (vs. Wagner on February 7, 2015).
  • All-time scoring leader in program history with 1,663 (vs. LIU Brooklyn on February 26, 2015)
  • 2015–2016

    After graduating from St. Francis College, Cannon agreed with Overtime International Sports to represent him as he looked to FIBA Europe for a team to sign with. Cannon ended up signing with the Jefes de Fuerza Lagunera of the Mexican National Professional Basketball league. The Jefes were in their second year in the league. Cannon made his debut on November 26, 2015, the 11th game of the season for the Jefes and scored 19 points and grabbed 9 rebounds in a game that they lost 78–91. Since his first game, Cannon has become a starter for the Jefes and is averaging 30.4 mpg, 13ppg and 8.2 rpg, which is 3rd in the league. On February 21, 2016, Cannon scored a career high 32 points and grabbed 7 rebounds against Fuerza Regia de Monterrey. During his time with the Jefes, Cannon has gained the moniker El Cañón (The Cannon). Prior to his arrival the team was 3–7 and had since gone 14–9 until they were forced to forfeit their last 6 games due to not meeting roster regulations because of player suspensions. The team ended the season at 17–22, last in the league and didn't qualify for the playoffs.

    2016–2017

    On August 29, 2016 it was announced that Cannon was signed by Hapoel Afula B.C. of the Liga Leumit. Cannon played in 29 games and averaged 17.3 points per game with Hapoel Afula. He also recorded 8.9 rebounds and 1.5 assist per game.

    2017–2018

    Fortitudo Agrigento of the Italian second division, Serie A2, signed Cannon on June 27, 2017.

    References

    Jalen Cannon Wikipedia


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