Privateers add dynamic wing Bobby Cannon to 2024 fall recruiting class

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UNO signs Bobby Cannon

NEW ORLEANS – The University of New Orleans men’s basketball program added 6’9 dynamic scorer Bobby Cannon to its 2024 Fall recruiting class Wednesday morning on National Signing Day.

“Bobby is a dynamic player with a dynamic personality. He plays with great energy and passion. With his size at 6’9″ his ability to shoot the ball and spread the floor is tremendous. He has great skill level offensively handling and passing the ball beyond scoring,” said Head Coach Mark Slessinger.

“His length also gives him opportunities defensively to change a lot of shots. He has played at two great programs in North Carolina in QEA and at Forsyth Country Day. These opportunities and coaches will help prepare him for his time here at New Orleans. We are so happy to welcome him and his mother and family to the Lakefront.”

Cannon (6-10, 180), a senior at Forsyth Country Day in Lewisville, NC, averaged 11 points and 6.1 rebounds per game last season for Quality Education Academy under Head Coach Andre Gould. The versatile post player helped lead the Fighting Pharaohs to a 28-12 record on the 2022-23 season. During his sophomore year, the Winston Salem native averaged 6.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.

Cannon’s length, interior and perimeter scoring ability earned him a spot as one of the “NC Top 80 Scorers” according to Cannon considered offers from A&T, Winthrop, Old Dominion, and East Carolina, before choosing New Orleans.

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For 54 seasons, Privateer student-athletes have had the unique experience of wearing New Orleans across their chests. Like the city itself, our sports teams have been fueled by resiliency, grit, and the unquenchable desire to win. Our city also houses the nation’s biggest celebration each year. And much like a Mardi Gras parade krewe, we are tethered to our community through pride, tradition, a culture of acceptance, and finally our commitment to show that New Orleans is a world-class city to live, learn, play and work. We invite you to become more involved with the only University that truly represents New Orleans all day, every day. Join #NOLAsTeam, We Are Your Krewe!

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