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Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cadougan's sizzling summer

Marquette commit Junior Cadougan continued his eye-opening play this summer, leading the Grassroots Canada Elite squad to the title in the prestigious Adidas Super 64 tournament. Cadougan scored 22 points in the double overtime win over the Compton Magic in Las Vegas. How big was this win for our neighbors to the north? Grassroots coach Ro Russell calls the title "the biggest win in....Canadian amateur basketball history."

According to coach Ro Russell's Q/A with Todd Rosiak, the future Warrior is wowing everybody this summer and was the key player in Grassroots' run to the title last week.

The unexpected title caps a remarkable summer for Cadougan, who told Rivals.com "this is the best summer I've ever had." As Todd Rosiak reports today in a Q/A with Cadougan's AAU coach Ro Russell, the future Warrior is wowing everybody this summer.

In June, Cadougan exploded back on the national scene when he was named the top playmaker (and 18th best player overall) at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. Cadougan followed that effort with a strong showing at Reebok U where ESPN said he was "as good as advertised" and "is excellent at being the coach on the floor." Not content, Cadougan led his team to the title in Vegas this weekend.

With his string of elite performances against the best players in the nation, Cadougan has done more to strengthen his ranking and reputation than anybody else in the 2009 class this summer. In fact, when new class rankings are released in the coming months, Cadougan might see his rank improve more than any other player in the national top 100. The pre-summer RSCI composite rankings pegged Cadougan as the 70th best player in the class of 2009 despite no ranking from Rivals.com or Dave Telep from The Insiders Hoops.

1 comment:

Championships Matter said...

Oh My!

Another Deywane Wade in the making? Sure sounds a lot like a diamond in the rough.

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