March 24, 2008
2006-07 (As A Junior) Played in 30 games and made 19 starts for the Cougars...opened his UH career by scoring 25 points at Rhode Island...scored 20 points and collected four steals against Southern Miss in the quarterfinals of the Conference USA Tournament...netted 19 points to lead Cougars against UTEP in the final regular season game...registered a career-best of six assists and three steals vs. UAB...also had three steals against Marshall and Rice...netted a season-high of five free throws against Southern Miss...made four free throws against UTEP twice...collected a season-high of four steals versus Southern Miss after recording three steals against Marshall and Rice...had two steals against Rice, SMU, Creighton and Arizona.
Previous College Averaged 4.1 points and 2.5 assists in 25 games...played most of the season with a double hernia injury as a sophomore at Lee College...shot 71 percent (17-24) at the free throw line...played at DePaul as a freshman...tallied 12 points and six assists against Texas A&M for the Blue Demons.
High School Earned First-Team All-San Gabriel Valley League honors as a senior...named to the Torrey Pines All-Tournament team...averaged 13.2 points, seven assists and four rebounds as a senior...Broke Tayshaun Prince's school record at Dominguez for most three-point field goals in a game with 11...graduated with a GPA of higher than 3.0.
Major is business management...born September 7, 1986, in Long Beach, Calif...son of Tara Cannon and Derrick Malone...cousin of former NBA All-Star Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz...signed with Houston after being recruited by UNLV, USC and Oregon...was recruited by DePaul, Houston, Rhode Island, Georgetown and UTEP out of high school...hobbies include reading the Bible and spending time with his family...served as a volunteer for the Anderson Park day and summer camps...member of the Jim Brown I-Can youth program.