Men's Basketball

Canty Makes It a Three-Peat with Freshman of the Week

Dec. 16, 2013

IRVING, Texas - For a third straight week and the third time this season, Marshall redshirt freshman point guard Kareem Canty (Harlem, N.Y.) was named Conference USA Freshman of the Week in men's basketball, the league office announced Monday.

The weekly awards are chosen by a media panel representing the 16 member schools.

Canty played a game-high 39 minutes, scoring a team-best 16 points against West Virginia in the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic on Dec. 14. He recorded a game-high nine assists, while keeping WVU's Juwan Staten -- one of the top five assist men nationally -- to four assists in the game. Canty also went 3-for-3 from the free throw line and grabbed three of Marshall's 10 steals, which contributed to 16 WVU turnovers.

This marks the C-USA 13th Freshman of the Week honor in the history of Marshall men's basketball. In 2009-10, center Hassan Whiteside tops the record books with six weekly honors as a freshman. DeAndre Kane ranks second with four, followed by Canty. Canty is the first to receive the honor in three consecutive weeks

With the most C-USA Freshman of the Week honors this season, Canty ranks eighth in the nation and first in C-USA in assists per game (6.9). Marshall has now collected four weekly C-USA honors on the 2013-14 season.

The Herd returns to the Henderson Center for a Tuesday night game with Alice Lloyd (Ky.) on Dec. 17, at "The Cam" at 7 p.m.

In-game Twitter updates @HerdMBB, results and a recap from the night's action will be available at

C-USA Player of the Week
Nov. 11: Rakeem Buckles, FIU / Elijah Pittman, Marshall
Nov. 18: Louis Dabney, Tulane / C.J. Washington, UAB
Nov. 25: Chad Frazier, UAB
Dec. 2: Chad Frazier, UAB
Dec. 9: Pablo Bertone, Florida Atlantic
Dec. 16: Shawn Jones, Middle Tennessee

C-USA Freshman of the Week
Nov. 11: Matt Willms, UTEP
Nov. 18: Jonathan Stark, Tulane
Nov. 25: Sean Obi, Rice
Dec. 2: Kareem Canty, Marshall
Dec. 9: Kareem Canty, Marshall
Dec. 16: Kareem Canty, Marshall

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