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.
One day after returning from a visit to Penn State, Marshall transfer Kareem Canty committed to South Florida and new head coach Orlando Antigua.
Evan Daniels of Scout.com first reported the news.
“It was love,” the 6-foot-1 Canty told SNY.tv of his recent visit to USF. “I enjoyed it. The coaching staff made me feel like I was home and the weather was beautiful. I felt real comfortable. The athletic director was a major plus, too.”
Canty also considered Penn State and Auburn.
The Brooklyn native averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists last season as a freshman at Marshall.
South Florida will likely try for a waiver to get Canty eligible immediately. If he does not receive one, he will have to sit a year as per NCAA rules.
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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.