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MAJOR CANADY HAS FOUR SCHOOLS STANDING OUT IN RECRUITMENT
Major Canady, a powerful and quick point guard measuring 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds, from Kiski Prep near Pittsburgh (originally from North Carolina) has had a very good start to the AAU circuit playing with the Ohio Basketball Club. NBE caught him in action with OBC at the Under Armour Pittsburgh Jam Fest hosted by the Hoop Group. Canady and his teammates reached the event’s championship game in the 17U division before falling to a very talented Sports U club.
With the success during the key April evaluation periods Canady has seen his recruitment begin to pick-up. He has a variety of schools on his trail, but the list has lengthened since college coaches were able to be on the road for two weekends in April. With a head start in getting a look at this intriguing point guard, you can expect many schools to be very anxious to see him in action once again this summer.
“The new schools since the April evaluating period are Drexel, South Florida, Tennessee, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Rice, Pittsburgh and Richmond,” Canady responded when asked about new schools coming on since April. “South Florida offered me after the second weekend of the evaluation period. Per my aau coach, Pitt and Richmond have also offered.”
Canady, who counts being a creator on offense and a disruptor on defense as his best traits as a point guard, is beginning to develop a leading group in his recruitment.
South Florida, Stanford, Virginia Tech and Tennessee are my favorites,” he said. “I have built great relationships with one or more of the coaches on their staffs and I feel they are genuinely interested in recruiting me. Also, I have always wanted to live in Florida for college so USF also has that going for them.”
Canady, who continues to work on expanding his perimeter range as a shooter, enjoyed the opportunity to play in front of the college coaches in April and will cherish the opportunity to do so again this summer. He hopes, if anything, they took away one noticeable trait from his game.
“I am used to playing in front of college coaches, so that was not really a huge change this spring,” Canady said. “I enjoy playing on this stage because…so many different schools can see you and opportunities [are] everywhere. I hope that coaches this spring above all else saw that I was a competitor. I am not that flashy of a player at all, but I get the job done by outworking my opponents.”
If the coaches haven’t seen Canady yet, they will have the opportunity this summer, but they better take advantage of it because August will be right around the corner and he and his family hope to make a college choice before summer is over. He is looking forward to hitting the open period with stops in Indianapolis, Kentucky and Vegas with OBC. Then it could be time to get full bore into college decision mode.
“My family and I are heavily leaning towards making our decision in August after the July live period,” he said. “The most important factor will be who I feel will provide the best environment for me while attending the school, and also who will best prepare me for life after basketball.”
Canady takes a realistic approach on the opportunity to earn a free education and the importance of the academic side in making his college decision.
“We are all one injury away from not playing anymore, so life after basketball and education is a huge deal [in my decision],” he said.
While college coaches will be certain to follow Major Canady this summer as he tours with Ohio Basketball Club on the AAU circuit, NBE will be sure to check in when able to with this talented scholar-athlete to see how his recruitment progresses. He could be a nice addition to any program that is recruiting him.