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Isaiah Canaan

Isaiah Canaan
Canaan with the Houston Rockets in 2014
No. 0 – Houston Rockets
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-05-21) May 21, 1991
Biloxi, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 188 lb (85 kg)
Career information
High school Biloxi (Biloxi, Mississippi)
College Murray State (2009–2013)
NBA draft 2013 / Round: 2 / Pick: 34th overall
Selected by the Houston Rockets
Pro career 2013–present
Career history
2013–present Houston Rockets
2013–2014 Rio Grande Valley Vipers (D-League)
Career highlights and awards

Isaiah Canaan (born May 21,1991) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was an All-American college player at Murray State University.

Contents

  • College career 1
    • College statistics 1.1
  • Professional career 2
  • NBA career statistics 3
    • Regular season 3.1
  • References 4
  • External links 5

College career

Canaan at Murray State

Canaan, a 6'0" guard from Biloxi, Mississippi, went to Murray State after leading Biloxi High School to the 5A Mississippi state championship as a senior.[1] Canaan had an instant impact for the Racers, as he averaged 10.4 points per game and led the Racers in three-point percentage at .485 as a freshman in the 2009–10 season. He was named 2010 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) freshman of the year as the Racers went 17-1 in OVC play, winning the league. They also won the 2010 OVC tournament. Canaan was named tournament MVP as he scored 16 points off the bench for the Racers in the final.[2] Murray State went on to knock off 4-seeded Vanderbilt in the NCAA Tournament, before losing to eventual national runner-up Butler 54-52 in the second round.

In his sophomore year, Canaan raised his scoring average to 11.7 points per game and was named to the first team All-OVC team. He led the Racers to their second straight OVC regular-season championship. Though they lost in the 2011 OVC Tournament, the Racers again went to the postseason in the form of the 2011 National Invitation Tournament.

As a junior, Canaan and the Racers had a breakout season. Canaan was named to the preseason All-OVC team. Led by Canaan, Murray State began the season with a school and conference record 23 straight wins. Included was a 2011 Great Alaska Shootout tournament championship, as Canaan was named MVP, scoring 36 in the tournament final.[3] Canaan, the Racers' leading scorer, was named to the finalist lists for the Bob Cousy Award[4] and the Oscar Robertson Award.[5]

College statistics

Season Averages[6]
Season Team G PTS REB AST STL BLK FG% 3P% FT% MIN TO
2009–10 Murray State Racers 36 10.4 2.2 1.6 0.9 0.0 .498 .482 .778 20.4 1.7
2010–11 Murray State Racers 32 11.7 1.9 2.4 1.1 0.1 .416 .403 .744 28.1 2.0
2011–12 Murray State Racers 33 19.0 3.5 3.6 1.4 0.1 .468 .456 .837 33.7 2.7
2012–13 Murray State Racers 31 21.8 3.5 4.3 1.5 0.1 .431 .370 .822 36.5 3.2
Totals: 132 15.5 2.8 2.9 1.2 0.1 .450 .419 .802 29.4 2.4

Professional career

Canaan was selected 34th overall in the 2013 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets.[7] On July 15, 2013, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Rockets.[8] During his rookie season, he had multiple assignments with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA Development League.[9]

On February 3, 2014, Canaan was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[10]

On November 26, 2014, Canaan scored a career high 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting in the 102-89 win over the Sacramento Kings.[11]

NBA career statistics

Regular season

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Houston 22 0 11.5 .356 .327 .724 1.1 1.0 .4 .2 4.6
Career 22 0 11.5 .356 .327 .724 1.1 1.0 .4 .2 4.6

References

  1. ^ "MSU bio". Murray State Athletics. 2011. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  2. ^ "Murray St. gets 30th win in earning NCAA berth". ESPN.com. 2010. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Jeremy Peters (November 27, 2011). "Murray State wins the Great Alaska Shootout". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "2012 Cousy Award Finalists". Cousy Award. 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "USBWA Oscar Robertson midseason watch list". USBWA.com. 2012. Retrieved February 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Isaiah Canaan ESPN profile". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 12, 2012. 
  7. ^ Rockets Draft Isaiah Canaan
  8. ^ Roster Taking Shape for the Rockets
  9. ^ 2013-14 NBA Assignments
  10. ^ Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience
  11. ^ Harden leads Rockets past Kings 102-89

External links

  • Murray State bio
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