Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Harlem native Kareem Canty is planning some visits and focusing on a group of schools.
The 6-foot, 185-pound 2012 point guard says he’ll visit Providence Sunday, Texas A&M in early June and Xavier June 24.
He also lists Miami, Oklahoma (interest), Dayton and Seton Hall, but says Xavier’s Rasheen Davis is working the hardest right now.
“They keep in contact with me, see how I’m doing,” Canty said by phone. “I respect that.”
He said the coaching change at Texas A&M has not deterred him from considering them. Associate head coach Scott Spinelli is recruiting him.
After spending three years at Brooklyn Bishop Loughlin, where he played alongside Villanova’s JayVaughn Pinkston, Canty prepped last season at Bridgton (Me.) Academy.
Yet he said he plans to change scenery next season and play at either South Kent (Conn.) or Brewster (N.H.) Academy, and hopes to decide by June or July.
“I just want to be in a different environment,” he said.
As far as college, Canty plans to take some visits this summer and fall.
“I’m a tough guard, I just want to win,” he said. “I play with a chip on my shoulder. I’m a scoring point guard but I get in the lane and drop it off. I play by instincts.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.