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.
PHILLY — Kareem Canty recently decided to hold off on committing to a college and now it’s paying off.
“I decided to wait because I spoke to my AAU mentor, Dana Dingle, and he told me more schools would come out,” Canty, a 2012 point guard from Brooklyn, said Wednesday at the Reebok Breakout Challenge. “Don’t rush nothing, just enjoy the process.”
Canty now includes Baylor, Miami, Seton Hall, Xavier, Illinois, Oklahoma, Washington and UCLA among the schools courting him.
Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard and associate head coach Shaheen Holloway were tracking him at Reebok.
“I feel all schools are on the same level,” Canty said. “There’s no list right now, I’m just wide open.”
Canty, who is mulling attending South Kent (Conn.) or Brewster (N.H.) Academy next season, plans to take some visits in August and September.
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.