NYC point guard heads to prep school and reclassifies

Thanks to Kareem Canty, there's going to be an available spot when the Rivals150 for the class of 2011 gets re-shuffled in the Spring. But, that doesn't mean he's leaving the rankings. After a move to prep school, Canty -- who held the No. 141 spot in 2011 -- has re-classified to the class of 2012.
After starring at Bishop Laughlin, the six-foot tall point guard made a move to North Bridgton (Maine) Bridgton Academy to sure up his academics and work on his game.
"I just thought that it would be best for me in all areas of school and that it would help my recruitment," Canty told "It will be better for me as a player because I'll get a chance to work on my game and better understand what hard work is all about."
Likely to end up in the 2012 Rivals150, Canty is a quick floor general who specializes in getting to the rim. He's got a quick first step, is tough and involves others. Because he can score, he actually sees himself as more of a combo guard.
"I like to go out and play with a chip on my shoulder every time," said Canty. "I go out with something to prove and to show that I'm a combo guard."
Not surprisingly, plenty of schools have already taken notice and the scholarship offers have started to roll in.
"I've got UNLV, Alabama, Seton Hall, Rutgers and Providence," said Canty of the schools who are pursuing him the hardest. "They've all offered me scholarships."
Now that he's got an extra year to work on his academics and game, Canty says that he's in no hurry to end his recruitment. At this point he hasn't even set a timeline and is just looking at the basics.
"A family environment is important and I want to be sure that I'm cool on and off the court," said Canty of what he will look for in a program. "Also, I want to find somewhere that's not just all about basketball and a place where my family will be comfortable with how they look after me."