For Kareem Canty, it's been nothing short of a very interesting year. There's been a school change, a class change and then maybe a change back before settling in.
Originally a Rivals150 ranked member of the class of 2011, Canty transferred to Bridgton (Maine) Prep and decided to reclassify to the class of 2012.
Then, because of the dearth of available point guards in the class of 2011 the six-footer flirted with remaining in the class of 20111 before settling on 2012.
"My season had a lot of ups and downs. It didn't go quite as planned we couldn't ever put it together and we came up a little short," Canty told Rivals.com of what counted as his junior campaign. " Individually, I feel that my season was good, but it wasn't as good as it could be because I don't have an NEPSAC championship."
A tough kid who is always in attack mode and probes defenses off the dribble, Canty has always seen himself as a bit of a combo guard. However, he also feels he's transitioning more into the role of a traditional point guard.
"There's times where I feel I can be a pure point guard," said Canty. "Especially when I'm surrounded by other high major players. But when I have to score, when my team needs me to I can turn around and do that."
High level programs, not surprisingly, have come calling on him.
"Oklahoma, Pittsburgh, Seton Hall, Florida State and Clemson are some of them," said Canty of who has pursued him the hardest. "I'm still open, I've got a long AAU season to get ready for now."
This summer, Canty will run with the Long Island Lightning and he's glad to be settled in and have a plan in place. Now, it's just a matter of executing and picking the place that is best for him.
"I'm just looking for a family environment where I can be comfortable on and off the court," said Canty. "I also want a place that is about winning where I feel they can help me prepare next step in my life."