I'm a little confused also IC59. Was Cannon the first recruit for Valvano?
Confused or just plain Cilly? That's what quarantine has done to me. And yes Cedric was Jimmy V's first recruit. Remember JV was a relatively late hire. CC was a 6'5 PG from the Stanford, CT area. He only lasted a year or so when JV brought in Glenn Vickers. Just thought that the names starting with the letter C was of interest to me. Also, both coaches knew that they needed PG's.
Post by hurtinturkey on Mar 23, 2020 11:27:54 GMT -5
Cedric Cannon - a blast from the past - wasn't from Stamford, he was from Bridgeport and graduated from Harding HS. He was V's first recruit and his final two choices were the University of Nevada Reno and Iona. Despite a "fun filled" recruitment trip which included casino visits etc., that Cedric who traveled together with Edgar Jones to Reno, V landed him. To bad V couldn't land Edgar, a 6'10" PF who played 15 years in the NBA as well as Europe, because he was a beast! Cedric is a great guy unfortunately wore out his welcome with V and the classroom! I think he still ref's games in Bridgeport. He was also a 2nd cousin of Calvin Murphy.
So, I know some of you think we are going to pick up the 4 and 5 star recruits now, but this type of guy is more likely what we are going to get. This looks like a great get and a guy who could shine in the MAAC. More than likely, most of our signings will be 2 and 3 star recruits. Heck, if we get lucky and pick up a 4 or 5 star guy that will still more than likely be one mare than anyone else in the MAAC has.