Bulls get commitment from 2013 point guard
Lots more coming on this in the morning, but USF men's basketball coach Stan Heath picked up a big commitment for his 2013-14 class Thursday night when Major Canady, a 6-foot-3 guard from Kiski School in Saltsburg, Pa., announced he'll play for the Bulls.
I've talked to Canady and his high school coach, Daryn Freedman, and the Bulls beat out a solid group of suitors, including Virginia Tech, Tennessee, Duquesne and Stanford. Canady was born in Georgia and lived in Wilson, N.C., before his father, a pastor, took a new position in the Pittsburgh area. Smart kid, and respected enough he is a prefect at his boarding school, just missing being the lead prefect for the school.
USF didn't start recruiting him until March, just as their postseason run was starting, and Canady was really impressed with a campus visit and the way the entire coaching staff interacted with his family. His primary recruiter was assistant Steve Roccaforte, who actually coached with Freedman at Memphis under John Calipari.
It's Heath's third commitment for 2013, joining Georgia prep teammates John Egbunu and Drew Davis, and it solidifies some depth behind point guard Anthony Collins after this upcoming season. Again, we'll have lots more in the morning.