CONCORD, N.C. – Cannon School announces that a national letter of intent signing ceremony for senior basketball player, Jarell Eddie of University City. The signing will take place at Cannon School, 5801 Poplar Tent Road, Concord, on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009, at 12 p.m. in Taylor Hall, the school’s auditorium.
Eddie, a 6’7” small forward, received considerable attention from colleges in the last few years as his list of basketball accomplishments has grown along with his physical stature. Several colleges and universities expressed interest in the high school standout. In the end, Eddie verbally committed to Virginia Tech of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) and will sign his letter of intent during a ceremony in front of his family and Upper School teachers and classmates.
Eddie has been a member of Cannon’s varsity boys’ basketball team since eighth grade. As a junior, he averaged 25 points and 8 rebounds per game while leading Cannon’s Cougars to a co-championship in its first year in the Charlotte Independent Schools Athletic Association (CISAA). During his four years of varsity competition, Cannon compiled an overall record of 106-24 on its way to a 2005-06 North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) 2A State Championship, semifinal appearances in the 2006-07 and 2007-08 NCISAA 3A State Tournaments, and a quarterfinal appearance in the 2008-09 NCISAA 3A State Tournament.
Eddie has been named First Team All-State for two consecutive years.
Cannon School, which celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2009, is an independent, nonsectarian, college preparatory institution serving approximately 825 students in Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12. It is the fourth-largest independent school in the greater Charlotte area and attracts students from Concord, Davidson, Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville, Charlotte, Kannapolis, and Salisbury. Cannon School is conveniently located on a 65-acre campus on Poplar Tent Road near the Cabarrus/Mecklenburg county line. The school is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).
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