Kareem Canty is back to transferring to Auburn.
The latest twist in Canty’s transfer saga was reported by Jeff Goodman of ESPN on Tuesday night. Goodman had originally reported that the former Marshall point guard would be transferring to Auburn on April 19. A day later, Canty backed off that commitment, stating he wanted to visit South Florida before making a final decision.
Then on May 11, Canty announced he would enroll at USF. That lasted 23 days before he reversed his choice.
This past season with the Thundering Herd, Canty averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game. Once he sits out the 2014-2015 season, due to NCAA transfer rules, he will have three years of remaining eligibility.
Canty joins an incoming class which features fellow transfer K.C. Ross-Miller, who will have immediate eligibility. The rest of the group includes JuCo power forward Cinmeon Bowers, a former Florida State signee, Rivals 150 small forward Sam Logwood,Jack Purchase, a 6-foot-9 forward from Australia and former Virginia Tech commit T.J. Lang.
Monmouth used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to beat Rider on Friday night, a win that will keep the Hawks within striking distance of the kind of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament should they fall in the MAAC tourney.
The run was capped by star point guard Justin Robinson, who buried this three with three seconds left to put Monmouth up for good, 79-78:
Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored 16 points in his second career start as No. 17 Arizona knocked off UCLA, 81-75, in Tucson on Friday night.
UCLA was up by as much as 11 points in the first half and took a ten point lead into half time, but in the second half, the Bruins were eventually done in by foul trouble and the stronger front line of the Wildcats.
Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Tarczewski were dominant down the stretch. The duo combined to score 12 of the last 23 point for the Wildcats, including the bucket that put the Wildcats ahead for the first time since early in the first half. Off of a missed free throw, UCLA’s Thomas Welsh battled with Tarczewski for the rebound, but when Welsh finally seemed to gain control of the loose ball, Anderson knocked it out of his hands and bullied through Jonah Bolden for a layup.
All told, those two combined for 20 points and 27 boards, seven of which were offensive. They also managed to foul out both Welsh and Tony Parker, although some of the calls that went against UCLA down the stretch were questionable.
The win keeps Arizona within a game of first place Oregon in the Pac-12 standings and tied for second with No. 23 USC, who will be visiting the McKale Center on Sunday night.