Monday, August 10, 2009

Jay Canty Commits to Xavier

Jay Canty, a small forward out of North Carolina, has committed to Xavier University. Canty will join Jordan Latham as the second recruit signed for the 2010 class at X.

Canty averaged 22 points last season and is ranked 124 overall on the Rivals150, 3-stars by Scout, and a scout grade of 88 by ESPN.

The only thing that scares me off is that High Point was the only other school to offer him a scholarship. I know some recruiting sites ranked him as good prospect but it's interesting that no big name schools recruited him hard, especially schools in North Carolina such as Wake Forest, N.C. State, etc.

Latham (6'8) and Canty (6'5) are much needed recruits for 2010 as Xavier will be guard heavy in 2010 with Crawford, Holloway, Redford, Lyons and Jackson still around.


Matt said...

Canty is a shooting guard... so im not sure he fills the "much needed" recruit you are seeking.

SHU said...

I just went by what rivals had him listed at, which is a small forward. At 6'5 he can be a three guy.