WSU Adds One More for 2018-19

WSU Adds One More for 2018-19

Marvin Cannon (6-5, 170, Small Forward, Richmond, Va., Barton CC) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Washington State University beginning in the fall of 2018, head coach Ernie Kent announced Sunday.

“Marvin has great energy and passion for the game and his teammates,” Kent said. “On top of that, he brings an extreme amount of athleticism and we’re excited to have him in the program for three years.”

Cannon is a freshman at Barton CC at Great Bend, Kan., where he helped the Cougars to a 29-7 overall record and a trip to the 2018 NJCAA Division I National Tournament quarterfinals in his lone year with the team. Cannon started 27 of 35 games played, averaging 15.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, while shooting at a .500 clip from the field. In postseason play, Cannon averaged 20.5 ppg and 12.0 rpg in six outings and was named to the Region VI and NJCAA DI All-Tournament Teams.

Following his freshman season, Cannon was named first team All-Kansas Jayhawk Community College Conference (KJCCC) and second team all-region. He was named the KJCCC Kansas MTXE Men’s Division I Basketball player of the week three times and NJCAA Division I national player of the week during week 15. Cannon graduated high school from The Steward School in Richmond, Va., in 2017 where he averaged 21.2 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a senior.

Cannon becomes the fifth member of the signing class that includes incoming freshmen Charles ‘CJ’ Elleby (6-6, 195, Forward, Seattle Wash./Cleveland High School) and Aljaž ‘Jaz’ Kunc (6-8, 190, Small Forward, Ljubljana, Slovenia/Impact Academy-Fla.), as well as incoming juniors Jervae Robinson (6-2, 175, Guard, Aurora, Colo./Otero JC) and Isaiah Wade (6-7, 215, Power Forward, Minneapolis, Minn./Iowa Western Community College).