Larry Cannon starred for the ABA’s Denver Rockets in the 1970-71 season, averaging 26.6 points per game. PUBLIC DOMAIN
By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (Sept. 11, 2017)
Part six in a series
Nobody needs to remind Larry Cannon that his 1973 induction into the Big 5 Hall of Fame and his 1977 induction into the La Salle Hall of Athletes are bold reminders of his splendid college basketball career.
He lived through it. He remembers it.
For Cannon, this includes helping the Explorers go 23-1 in his third and final season on the varsity squad, 1968-69. In that brilliant season, Cannon, a 6-foot-5 star guard, was the squad’s top assist man and No. 2 in rebounds. Over three seasons with the Philly college, he poured in 19.9 points per game.
La Salle was ranked No. 2 in the nation, trailing only mighty UCLA at the outset of the ’68-69 campaign. That…
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