Jay Canty and PJ Hairston help CP3 17’s claim third: Fantastic Finish in semifinals

Posted by Andy Durham on April 14, 2009 at 2:25 pm under Amateur | 5 Comments to Read

In our previous article we talked about Reggie Dillard and DJ Alston and the CP3 15’s. Now let’s take a look at the older CP3 17’s squad led by two local talents in Jay Canty and PJ Hairston. Canty out of Ragsdale HS and PJ from Dudley.

These two young men have made a name for themselves on the local level and now they have gone national too. Both Hairston and Canty are being heavily recruited by many colleges and when you read the information that Steve Shelton(GDS) was kind enough to send us, you will see why everyone in attendance at the tournament was talking about Jay and PJ and what these CP3 kids can do.

After you read the results, be sure to check out the CP3 17’s roster at the bottom of the page.

CP3 All Stars 17 & Under breezed through pool play going 3-0.

On Saturday night in their 1st round of bracket play beat a pesky Higher Level Basketball team — led by six at the half but wore them down in the second half. In the win CP3 lost their starting point guard, Poobie Chapman, for the remainder of the tournament to a sprained ankle.

Sunday morning beat Birmingham Express in the quarter finals, 82 -51.

CP3 played the Wisconsin Playground in the semi-finals. A competitive game that saw many lead changes. CP3 got off to great start leading by as much as ten points in the second quarter and holding a six point lead at the half. The lead changed hands several times in the 3rd quarter with Wisconsin up five to start the 4th quarter. CP3 got down 9 early in the forth put fought back to tie the game in the final minute thanks to the strong play of Jay Canty who led all scorers with 29 points for the game —- down 3 PJ Hairston drove to the basket scored and got fouled, after knocking down the free throw (giving him 17 points for the game) the game was tied at 87.

Wisconsin had the final possession of the game and they put the ball in the hands of Noah Cottrill, West Virginia committed — with a hand in his face he hit a 17 ft jump shoot as time expired. Wisconsin went on to win the tournament by convincingly beating the Queen City Prophets by 25.

CP3 All Stars 17 & Under Roster

Head Coach: Tony Edwards (Raleigh, NC)

Asst: Wendell Williams (Fayetteville, NC) – his son CJ plays for NC State

Asst: Travis Davis (Raleigh, NC)

Asst: Antone Williams (Raleigh, NC)

PJ Hairston – Dudley HS

Jay Canty – Ragsdale HS

Reggie Bullock – Kinston HS – verbally committed to UNC

Melvin Tabb – Enloe HS (Raleigh) – verbally committed to Wake Forest

Poobie Chapman – Enloe HS

Dezmine Wells – Word of God Christian Academy (Raleigh)

Weston Murphy – Apex HS

Preston Ross – Fayetteville 71st HS

Detrique Baker – Jacksonville HS

Zack Richardson – Fayetteville Academy

Scores: CP3 78 Atlanta Express 58 (pool play game)

CP3 90 Alabama Terriers 71 (pool play game)

CP3 82 Tennessee Team Hustle 23 (pool play game)

CP3 63 Higher Level Basketball 45 (1st Rd Tournament)

CP3 82 Birmingham Express 51 (quarter finals)

CP3 87 Wisconsin Playground 89 (semi-finals)


  • kobe said,

    did javon akins play 17u wit cp3

  • camerion said,

    Javon Akins is a beast he is the most entertaining guard I have ever seen

  • cameron said,

    javon akins is the most entertaing guard I i ever seen he is an absoulute beast that kid has talent look him up on youtube

  • camerion said,

    Javon Akins is a beast he is the most entertaining guard I have ever seen he is so good

  • shawn said,

    he jumps out tha gym