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KAREEM CANTY HAS FIVE SCHOOLS IN FRONT; DECISION COULD BE COMING SOON
One of the top point guards available in the Class of 2012 heading into the summer is Kareem Canty. The New York City native who currently attends Bridgton Academy has enjoyed a solid spring on the AAU circuit with the Long Island Lightning as his stock nationally has grown rapidly. NBE has long believed Canty was under-recruited when compared to his talent, but that seems to be correcting itself as the word is out on the tough-competing point guard.
Last summer NBE felt Canty was one of the top five players at the Rumble in the Bronx, at the time in the Class of 2011. After moving from Bishop Loughlin to Bridgton and reclassifying to the Class of 2012 things have really taken off for the 6-foot, 185-pound Canty. Consistently showing the ability to knock down shots from the perimeter or finish at the rim, Canty is also an excellent ball-handler that can change directions quickly and plays with a confidence and toughness where he believes he can beat anyone in front of him. He is a true playmaker that college coaches are aggressively trying to land for their programs.
“Yes, those schools are leading right now,” said Canty, “but I’m also considering South Carolina, Tennessee and Illinois.
Canty recently visited Kevin Willard’s program at Seton Hall and came away very impressed with what he saw.
“The trip was good, I enjoyed it,” said Canty of the recent SHU unofficial visit. “The campus is better than I thought and I like their coaching staff; they are cool.”
Canty is planning a whirwhind tour of his five favorites, which began with the trip to Seton Hall and will continue tonight to another of his favorites and last through the month of June.
“I leave to visit Xavier tonight and at the end of June I will be visiting Miami, Cincinnati and Dayton,” said Canty.
Canty told NBE that a decision could be on the horizon sooner than he originally anticipated, but there was no current favorite.
“I would make my decision real soon and I want to pick a school that always makes the (NCAA) Tournament and I can go to the next level.”
With a full schedule ahead with the Long Island Lightning along with the NBA Top 100 camp and plans to attend the Chris Paul and John Wall camps, it is a busy couple months ahead for Kareem Canty. With a full visit schedule ahead in the coming weeks and a looming college decision, expect to hear plenty from Canty in the near future as one of the top point guards in the Class of 2012 could be off the board very soon.