The USF men’s basketball team acquired its first two recruits during the opening days of the fall signing period.
Zaronn Cann, a 6-foot-6-inch 240-pound forward, signed a letter of intent Wednesday.
A native of Brandon, Cann averaged 19 points and nine rebounds as a junior before tearing ligaments in his knee halfway through the season.
“Zaronn is a player we are extremely excited to add to our program,” USF coach Robert McCullum said. “We realize the importance of having local players in the program, and Zaronn happens to be a local player that is extremely gifted and we’re excited that he chose USF.”
The Bulls also signed Chris Howard, a 6-foot 2-inch point-guard from Friendly High School in Fort Washington, Md., who averaged 17.9 pts a game as a senior.
The fall signing period lasts until Nov. 17.
The USF women’s basketball team opens its regular today at Middle Tennessee State in the first round of the WNIT.
With a win, the Bulls would face the winner of Davidson and No. 6 Duke on Sunday.
The men’s team plays its only preseason game today versus Saint Leo at the Sun Dome. The regular season begins Aug. 20 with a home game versus Stephen F. Austin.
The first round of the Conference USA men’s soccer tournament was canceled Thursday due to severe weather and poor field conditions at Cardinal Park in Louisville, Ky.
The USF men’s soccer game against St. Louis (8-7-1, 5-3-1 C-USA) was rescheduled to today at 1 p.m. The Bulls (10-4-2, 5-3-1 C-USA) tied the Billikens in the regular season 2-2 on Sept. 25.
On Thursday, midfielder Simon Schoendorf and forward Rodrigo Hidalgo were named the C-USA Co-Freshmen of the Year. Hidalgo finished with six goals for the season and Schoendorf led the team with seven assists.
USF plays its final two conference matches this weekend as the team travels to face Southern Miss tonight and Tulane on Saturday. If the Bulls (8-16, 5-6 C-USA) sweep the weekend series they will finish their conference season with a winning record.
Southern Miss (5-20, 0-11 C-USA) has lost nine straight games and is still looking for its first conference win. Tulane (14-9, 4-7 C-USA) trails USF by one game in the conference standings but boasts a good defense backed by senior Deva Fowler, who is averaging 1.40 blocks per game.
Southern Miss and Tulane will also have to deal with Conference USA Player of the Week, Bulls’ freshman Kristina Fabris, who picked up the award after posting career highs in kills against Memphis with 22.
Compiled by Mark Lennox, John Calkins and Mike Camunas