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Isaiah Canaan Learning From NBA Stars To Prepare For Senior Year
July 10, 2012By Jon Hancock of KentuckySports.co
Murray State's Isaiah Canann impressed the nation last year and he is planning on his senior year to be his best season yet. Canaan averaged 19 points a game last year as he led the Racers to a 30-1 record, a conference championship and a NCAA Tournament bid.
According to an AP article, Canaan has had a very busy summer participating in several camps hosted by NBA superstars. The Racer's point guard has been learning from names like Chirs Paul, Lebron James and Deron Williams. Canaan said he learned a lot from the NBA stars, saying “They all think I’m a football player, they said I was more fit than all of them. They really just told me to keep playing my game and take what I learned in the camps and apply it and be the same player that I am and be a three-point shooter here and there. I just want to become a better overall player, so I’m going to work on every aspect.”
For the complete AP article go HERE.
The 6'1 point guard from Biloxi, Mississippi is already projected to be the 22nd pick in the 2013 NBA Draft according to Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. Goodman said of Canaan, "The Racers floor leader nearly left after his junior season, but decided to come back -- and is one of the nation's top point guards." NBADraft.net said of him, "Canaan is a strong, sturdy point guard. Though slightly undersized, he gives the impression you'd need a running start to knock him over. Stays low to the ground with his dribble, he's quick with the ball and possesses a bounce to his step that's capable of breaking down the defense. He runs a lot of pick and rolls at Murray State, an important skill to learn in preparation for the next level.
For complete NBADraft.net evaluation go HERE.