Marshall's Canty earns C-USA honor
Marshall basketball guard Kareem Canty was named the Conference USA freshman of the week Monday.
Canty, who is from Harlem, N.Y., averaged 17.0 points and 4.5 assists in 331/2 minutes in two games last week.
He tossed in 15 points in helping the Thundering Herd overcome a 16-point deficit to Western Kentucky, which has played in the NCAA tournament the past two years. Canty netted 19 points and added six assists in a losing effort at East Tennessee State University.
Canty is sixth in the nation in assists per game with 7.3 and ninth in the country in steals with 51.