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2016-17 Charlotte Observer Sweet 16 boys basketball preview: Cannon Cougars

Cannon School 6-6 junior Qon Murphy
Cannon School 6-6 junior Qon Murphy Che Roth, Cannon School


Head Coach: Che Roth (5th Year as Cannon School head coach)

Coaching Career Record: 66-53

2015-16 Record: 19-11 overall (5-5 in CISAA conference play)

Returning Starters: Jairus Hamilton, Jr., G/F (6-8, 220); Philip McKenzie, Sr., F (6-6, 200); Zion Hendrix, Jr., G (5-11, 150); Cory Deveaux, Sr., G (6-3, 200); Jaleel Usher, Sr., F (6-5, 175).

Key Newcomers: Qon Murphy, Jr., G (6-6, 185); Tyler Alexander, Fr., F (6-7, 210); Percy Johnson, Sr., PG (5-4, 150).

Outlook: The Cougars are loaded with Division I recruits from all-state forward Jairus Hamilton to Philip McKenzie to Hough transfer Qon Murphy to freshman Tyler Alexander. With all five starters back, Cannon School is serious contender to win both the CISAA conference and NCISAA 3A state championships.