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Landmark Conf. announces change in MBB All-Conference team; Cannon moved to first team

(Posted March 4, 2008)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- The Landmark Conference has announced a change in the 2007-08 men's basketball All-Landmark Conference, following discovery of a clerical error by the conference office.

The change, which comes after a miscalculation of a ballot, moves Juniata senior forward Brian Cannon (Fallston, Md./Fallston) to the first-team after he was originally named to the second-team. Due to the error the first-team will include seven student-athletes for 2007-08. The traditional All-Conference team consists of a first and second team, with six players on each team, and the selections made by position by the eight conference head coaches.

"He's the most complete player I've ever coached �?" a great teammate, and an unbelievable leader," said Greg Curley, Juniata College head men's basketball coach. "His efforts have led directly to our success over the last couple years, and I just hope I'm fortunate enough to get the chance to coach another kid just like him before I'm done."

Cannon currently leads Juniata with 18.3 points per game, and ranks second in the Landmark Conference and 90th in Division III in scoring. Cannon's team-leading 7.3 rebounds per game places him fifth in the league among rebounding leaders. His 495 points this season places him third among single-season scoring leaders, and gives him 1,365 career points to rank fifth among all-time scoring leaders at Juniata. Cannon has 563 career rebounds, and he is just the fifth player in Juniata history to record both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.

The complete revised All-Conference Team is listed below.

2007-08 All-Landmark Conference Men's Basketball Team
First Team
Pos-Name, Class, Hometown (High School)
G-Randy Arnold, Scranton, Sr., Doylestown, Pa. (Central Bucks West)
G-Ryan Miller, Moravian, Sr., Easton, Pa. (Easton)
G-Josh Robinson, Susquehanna, Sr., Mahwah, N.J. (River Dell)
F-Tom Bicknell, Scranton, Sr., Melbourne, Australia (St. Bede's College)
F-Brian Cannon, Juniata, Sr., Fallston, Md. (Fallston)
F-Kevin Cuff, Susquehanna, Sr., Pottsville, Pa. (Nativity B.V.M.)
F-Chris Earley, Moravian, Sr., Brielle, N.J. (Manasquan)

Second Team
Pos-Name, Class, Hometown (High School)
G-Zach Ashworth, Scranton, Fr., Doylestown, Pa. (Central Bucks West)
G-Chris Lopez, Drew, Sr., Staten Island, N.Y. (Monsignor Farrell)
G-Kyle Opitz, Juniata, Sr., Gibsonia, Pa. (Pine-Richland)
F-Jason Banzhaf, Catholic, Fr., Livingston, N.J. (Seton Hall Prep.)
F-Mark Franzyshen, Moravian, Sr., Somerset, N.J. (Immaculata)


Player of the Year: Josh Robinson, Susquehanna
Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Earley, Moravian
Rookie of the Year: Jason Banzhaf, Catholic
Coaching Staff of the Year: Moravian College (Head Coach, Jim Walker)

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