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Marshall point guard Canty transfers to USF

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— The remaking of the University of South Florida’s men’s basketball roster continued Sunday when former Marshall point guard Kareem Canty, last season’s Conference USA rookie of the year, said he would transfer to play for the Bulls.

His decision was first reported by Scout.com.

Canty, from Harlem, N.Y., averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists last season. Originally, Canty said he would transfer to Auburn and play for Bruce Pearl and also considered Penn State. But ultimately, he decided to join USF, which hired former Kentucky assistant Orlando Antigua as its head coach on April 1.

Canty, who must sit out next year under NCAA rules, has three seasons of eligibility remaining. He’s 6-foot-1, 185 pounds and finished his prep career at Faith Baptist in Brandon. He’s a slasher and playmaker who’s also considered an excellent shooter.

Antigua, who pledged to recruit nationally and internationally for USF, received previous commitments from Nehemias Morillo, a 6-foot-6 wing from Monroe College, and Ruben Guerrero, a 6-10 center from Spain.

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