(Posted December 10, 2007)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. - Juniata College forward Brian Cannon (Fallston, Md./Fallston) has been named Landmark Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week, for the week ending December 9, 2007. Cannon averaged 20.3 points and 5.7 rebounds over three games, while leading Juniata to a 2-1 record for the week and a championship in the Messiah College Tournament. He averaged 22.5 points in the two tournament games and shot .633 from the floor, on his way to earning Tournament MVP honors. Cannon scored 23 points with eight rebounds in an 88-85 win over Manhattanville, then came back the next night to score 22 points in Juniata's win over Messiah in the tourney championship game. Cannon also had 16 points and eight rebounds earlier in the week against Saint Vincent. Juniata currently has a 5-4 overall record, 0-1 in the Landmark Conference. The Eagles begin a three-game, four-day exhibition tour in Canada on Dec. 19-22, before returning to NCAA competition on Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, when they host Penn State-Altoona. -30-

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