Ex-UGA center lands at UNC-Asheville

Former Georgia center John Cannon, who left the basketball team before the SEC tournament in March, will transfer to North Carolina-Asheville, the Asheville Citizen-Times reports.

Cannon, 6 feet 10, 240 pounds, was the leading shot blocker in N.C. high school history with 620 blocks at Mountain Heritage High outside Asheville.

As a sophomore at UGA, he averaged 1.4 points, 1.1 rebounds in 18 games as a reserve.

“Getting up the courage to leave Georgia was the biggest thing. I didn’t want to upset my teammates or make them dislike me. I was surprised at how well they supported my decision, but I shouldn’t have been. Those guys are like my brothers,” Cannon told Andrew Pearson of the Citizen-Times.

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