This was sent to us today from one of our loyal readers Mike and we say, thanks Mike.
The article is by Tom Berry at the High Point Enterprise and you can aquire the article by going to southernheadlines.com and then you will need to go through a registration process, but we have the lowdown coming up for you from Tom Berry long-time writer at the HPE.
The info that we(Greensborosports.com) have been receiving tells us that Jay Canty(formerly of Ragsdale HS) went out to Kansas, stayed on week and then came back to the area and traveled to Orlando recently with the CP3 Team for the AAU Nationals.
Our info also tells us that Jay Canty has already visited Oak Ridge Military Academy, picked up an application and plans on enrolling if everything can be worked out for the upcoming fall semester.
Here’s the word from today from Tom Berry of the High Point Enterprise and again thanks to Mike for bringing this to our attention:
JAMESTOWN – Ragsdale basketball star Jay Canty will not return to the school for his senior year, head coach Craig Shoemaker confirmed on Friday.
“He won’t be back at Ragsdale,” Shoemaker said.
Canty’s future destination is uncertain. The 6-foot-5 swingman, generally rated as one of the nation’s top 150 players in the high school class of 2010, reportedly spent time in Kansas earlier in the summer and is considering attending a private school in the state.
Shoemaker said he has not talked to Canty since the last day of school in June. The coach said he has seen him once, during the team’s first scrimmage of the summer.
“I’ve heard that he’s back in the area, but I’m not certain,” Shoemaker said. “His phone number has changed. I’ve got some letters from colleges that I need to drop off to him.”
Shoemaker said there was no truth to a rumor that Canty might transfer to Westchester Country Day School.
“Westchester is not in the mix at all, to be honest,” he said.
Shoemaker said academics is the reason Canty believes he needs to attend a private school as a senior.
“He’s got to get working on his grades,” the coach said. “He wants to attend a four-year school, and he’s got to improve his grades if he wants to do that.”
Canty could not be reached for comment. He spent most of the last week in Orlando, Fla., competing in the AAU Nationals as a member of the CP3 All-Stars.
“I don’t have anything else to report,” said Shoemaker, who believes an AAU coach has been steering Canty to Kansas. “Everything has been hush, hush. There’s a lot about the situation that I just don’t know.”
Canty made a verbal commitment to High Point University last October, then pulled back the commitment in March when head coach Bart Lundy was fired. According to Rivals.com, High Point, with new head coach Scott Cherry, remains one of the schools that Canty is considering.
Others are Boston College, Buffalo, Elon, Marquette, Providence, Virginia Commonwealth and Xavier.
Lundy, HPU’s head coach for six seasons, has taken a job at Marquette as director of basketball operations.
Canty averaged 22 ppg as a junior at Ragsdale, which finished 26-2 overall and won the Mid-Piedmont 3A Conference title. He can play shooting guard or small forward and is rated as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com.