Auburn junior guard Kareem Canty has been one of the more underrated players in college basketball this season, but that hasn’t stopped him from assessing his overall success in the 2015-16 season and thus deciding to declare for this summer’s 2016 NBA Draft.
Canty announced his decision on Twitter last night.
Originally from Brooklyn, New York, Canty is in his first season with the Tigers after transferring from Marshall. He leads Auburn with 18.3 points and 5.3 assists per game, and plays with the tenacity of someone much bigger than 6-foot-1, 185 pounds.
The only mark against Canty are his shooting percentages. He is only shooting 40 percent from the field and 36 percent from long range, and nine of his 15 field goal attempts per game come from beyond the arc. That could just be attributed to coach Bruce Pearl’s system, but is still something of a concern.
But if there’s one thing Canty is, it’s hungry. He’s currently not on any major draft boards and is currently on suspension for a violation of team rules, but can definitely up his stock by getting reinstated soon and closing out his season on a high note, even if Auburn (9-14, 3-8 SEC) is well out of the NCAA Tournament picture.
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