Larry Cannon (basketball)

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Larry Cannon
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Personal information
Born (1947-04-12) April 12, 1947 (age 71)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school Abraham Lincoln
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College La Salle (1966–1969)
NBA draft 1969 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1969–1977
Position Guard
Number 30, 35, 33, 14
Career history
1969–1970 Miami Floridians
1970–1971 Denver Rockets
1971 Memphis Pros
19711973 Indiana Pacers
1974 Philadelphia 76ers
1976–1977 Lancaster Red Roses
Career highlights and awards
Career ABA and NBA statistics
Points 3,545 (16.6 ppg)
Rebounds 620 (3.9 rpg)
Assists 722 (2.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Lawrence T. "Larry" Cannon (born April 12, 1947) is a retired American basketball player, a former 6'5" (1.93 m) guard born and raised in Philadelphia. At Lincoln High, he set scoring records that stand to this day. Cannon scored more points all-time than any Philadelphia high school player except Wilt Chamberlain.

Collegiate career

A member of La Salle College's 1968–1969's 23-1 basketball team, Cannon led the group with 140 assists and was second in rebounds (147). Cannon averaged 18.9 points per game during his three seasons, accumulating a total of 1,430 points, and was named to All-American teams. NOTE: La Salle was not permitted to enter the NCAA basketball tournament in Cannon's senior year, despite being ranked #2 in the nation behind UCLA, due to recruiting violations by the school. He was elected to the Big 5 Hall of Fame in 1973 and the La Salle Hall of Athletes in 1977.

Professional career

Cannon was selected by the Chicago Bulls in the 1st round (5th pick overall) of the 1969 NBA draft and by the Miami Floridians in the 1969 American Basketball Association draft.

He played in the ABA for 4 years and the NBA for one year, leading Denver (ABA) with 26.6 points per game during the 1970–1971 season.

He played for the Miami Floridians (1969–70), Denver Rockets (1970–71), Memphis Pros (1971–72), Indiana Pacers (1971–72, 1973–74) in the ABA for 194 games and Philadelphia 76ers (1973–74) in the NBA for 19 games. Cannon was forced to retire due to a chronic medical condition, phlebitis in his legs.

External links

  • Career statistics and player information from Basketball-Reference.com


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