Thursday, May 19, 2011

Radford signs JUCO forward

Junior college forward Tiana Cannon (Atlantic City, N.J.), an honorable mention All-American, has signed with Radford, coach Tajama Abraham Ngongba announced on Thursday.

The 5-10 forward joins the Highlanders after completing her freshman year at Coffeyville (Kansas) College.

"Tiana is a very dynamic player with the ability to score, rebound and defend," said Abraham Ngongba. "Her uptempo style of play is perfect for our system."

 Cannon led the Kansas Jayhawk Conference in scoring (18.5 ppg) and tied for a team-best 59 assists while averaging 7.8 rebounds for the Red Ravens.

She was in the 1,000-point club for points and rebounds at Atlantic City High, the second in her school -- and her family, to hold that distinction -- (sister Tasha was first. Tasha, by the way, started all but two games last season for Division II Newman University in Wichita, Kan). Tiana Cannon was a four-year All-Cape Atlantic League performer, garnering first-team honors as a junior and senior.

As for growing up in AC: "It's fin at times," Cannon said. "There's always something to do. You can go for a walk on the Boardwalk. I don't want to say it's a party town, but there's always something to do."

Cannon is part of a class that includes early signees Ayana Avery, Jordynn Gaymon, Ashia Holmes, Kiera McIvor and Dominique Powell.


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