USF confirms Canty transfer
The USF men's basketball makeover continued Tuesday with the school formally announcing the transfer of 6-foot-1 PG Kareem Canty from Marshall.
A Harlem native who finished his prep career at Brandon's Faith Baptist, Canty averaged a team-best 16.3 points and 5.5 assists as a redshirt freshman for the Thundering Herd last season. A third-team all-Conference USA pick, he also led Marshall with 65 3-pointers.
He sat out the 2012-13 season as an academic non-qualifier. He must sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer guidelines and will have two years' eligibility remaining.
"Kareem is a pure point guard that can make his teammates better and can really score the ball," Bulls coach Orlando Antigua said in a statement released by USF. "He had an outstanding freshman season at Marshall and is another in the line of great point guards out of New York."
Canty is the fourth transfer/signee of the Antigua era, joining 6-foot-10 Spain native Ruben Guerrero, 6-6 junior college transfer Nehemias Morillo and incoming freshman SG Dinero Mercurius. Incoming freshman SG Troy Holston signed last fall.