Nationally the class of 2010 doesn't have many quality wings available, and another one came off the board on Sunday night. North Carolina native Jay Canty made his pick. The Rivals 150 prospect decided to leave North Carolina and head to the Midwest to play his college ball.
Running with the CP3 All-Stars this summer, Canty showed very well for himself. While he was surrounded by other talented wings like Reggie Bullock, Dezmine Wells, and Melvin Tabb, Canty found a way to stand out.
With his strong play, Canty attracted a lot of attention from colleges, but in the end he decided to pick the Xavier Musketeers. "Out of all the schools, they were recruiting me the hardest. They were on me for a while and offered me the first scholarship after I re-opened my recruitment."
According to Canty his relationship with assistant coach Pat Kelsey and head man Chris Mack proved to be the difference in his decision. "Coach Kelsey is a real good guy. He recruited me when he was at Wake, and we built a relationship. Coach Mack is also a real good guy. Being as that he is starting there, I think he is a real good coach."
Aside from Xavier, Canty also had interest from, Boston College, Old Dominion, Virginia Tech, VCU, and Marquette.
The 6-foot-5 wing is known for his constant hustle and ability to do a little bit of everything. Canty feels that his style will fit in well at Xavier.
"My style is up and down," said Canty. "I don't like to play slow. I like to get the ball and push it and get baskets. They showed me videos on my visit and they play the way I like to play."
Now the Musketeers have two commitments. Canty, who is ranked the number 124 prospect in the land, joins fellow top 150 prospect Jordan Latham in Mack's first class at Xavier.