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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Meet Janelle Cannon




WEDNESDAY CARDINAL COUPLE

( Jenny O'Bryan gives us a look at one of the new 2013-14 Lady Cards that
will take the court on the KFC YUM! Center this upcoming basketball season. We would also remind you that the first Jeff Walz Summer Camp for aspiring high school girl basketballers takes place this Saturday. Will we "hear the Cannon's roar" this year? Jenny has her ear to the window...)




Janelle Cannon is the featured 2013-14 women’s basketball player today!  Cannon is a 5-9 guard out of Illinois who spent two years at Southwestern Illinois College earning JUCO (junior college) All-American status averaging 18.6 ppg, 6.5 assists, 5.7 rebounds and 4.5 steals. 

Cannon arrives on campus as a junior with immediate eligibility and 2 years playing time remaining, if my understanding of NCAA rules is accurate.    Cannon was one of the best JUCO players and the leader in Division 1 JUCO scoring in the country this past season and looks to bring her winning ways to Louisville.

Coach Walz describes Cannon as “an explosive scorer who can play several positions” as well as a player “ who has an innate ability to distribute the ball while still remaining a potent scoring threat”.  Cannon also has the ability to play multiple positions. 

Out of high school Cannon signed with the University of Minnesota and enrolled in summer school.  She left Minnesota after that summer and later enrolled at SWIC where she was wildly successful. 

Surrounded by a plethora of guards, all but one returning from the team that fell one game short of a national championship, Cannon will have to earn her minutes.   While relied upon in the JUCO level to score for her team, her new teammates bring a whole cast of scorers.  It will be a fun season of watching this young player acclimate to the increased competition that NCAA Division 1 play offers a player. 

Cannon brings increased depth at not only the guard spots but also as a scorer and a distributor of the ball.  I excitedly anticipate a great season for this young woman. 

Welcome to CardNation, Janelle!  No doubt you are already getting a taste of just how exciting this Athletic Program is.  It’s been the year of the Cardinal.  Welcome aboard the train. 

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In addition to camps and recruiting, is this Coach Walz
touting the latest console game? Sure looks like him!
This Saturday, June 15 from 1-5:00 p.m., marks the first of two elite skills camps for Coach Walz and Louisville Women’s Basketball.  The camps are open to the public and are held on campus at Cardinal Arena. 

 According to twitter future Cardinals and 2014 verbal commits Sydney Brackemyre and Ariana Freeman will both be in attendance at the camp.  I look forward to getting a look at both of these young women as well as the many talented players that attend. 

Join Cardinal Couple for a couple hours on Saturday watching some elite players doing what they do best!  You will definitely get a sneak peak at future Louisville talent by making the trek out on Saturday.  Don’t worry, there is plenty of time to get back home or to your favorite watering hole to watch our men’s baseball team as they head in to action in the College World Series at 8:00 p.m est Saturday evening.  

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We discussed these on the latest installment of CARDINAL COUPLE RADIO HOUR last Saturday...but if you're a statistics lover... follow the link below to the APR numbers for the UofL and UK teams. 

APR NUMBERS FOR UOFL and UK


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Next in line? Good news for University of Louisville junior Sara "The Hammer" Hammond, who has been selected as an alternative for Team USA's trip to Russia later this summer. She'd be called into action if one of the 12 on the team are unable to play.  

The committee notified her to have her paperwork and visa ready to roll a few days after the tryouts, just in case. We like the situation, but wonder why she has to have a major credit card on file? Pizza party on Hammond Tuesday night? And...what if she doesn't have a Visa card and carries the wildly popular Diner's Club card like Paulie does for CARDINAL COUPLE? 

Oh...the other definition of "visa".  Never mind. 

Jody Demling takes a more serious and accurate look at Sara's sweet situation at the link below:

HAMMOND IS ON STAND-BY  


-Jenny O'Bryan
-Paulie
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