We’ve seen a lot of players come through our doors over the years, varying in appearance, skill level, and everything in between. We decided to put forth a “Getting to Know” series on some players who have attended events but still remain on the lesser-known side of things. Each of these prospects embody being a student-athlete and getting it done in the classroom as well as on the basketball court, and today’s edition will take a closer look at Dwight Canady of Hendersonville.
We’ve seen Canady in every possible setting, including at our Phenom 150 Camp, where we stated, “Next, we look at a player that arguably stood out as the most productive all-around performer on this team, Dwight Canady. He’s a smart, well-rounded guard prospect with leadership qualities and the ability to dictate the action on either end of the floor. Canady is an efficient floor general with an excellent balance between defense, playmaking, and three-level scoring. He’s a reliable defender with great instincts and the tools to apply constant pressure in transition. Next in his development process is working on the use of his off-hand, as it would make him even tougher for opponents to contain. Coach Collins on Canady: “I love Dwight’s game and his ability to shoot the ball very well without thinking twice about it. He has a bright future being a lefty guard. His form is pretty smooth and doesn’t hit rim too often. I love his attitude on and off the court. Overall, Dwight is just a good basketball player and great kid. He needs to rebound just a little bit more and will be great.” Canady made a lasting impression at camp and should be poised for a very productive senior season as a focal point for Hendersonville.”
Following his showing at camp, Canady went on to post insane nightly averages of 22.3 PPG, 6.5 RPG, and 2.2 SPG. He and running mate Keenan Wilkins combined for nearly 60% of the Bearcats points, making them a nightmare for opponents on a game-to-game basis. Since the conclusion of their deep playoff run, Canady has continued showcasing his abilities as a lead guard with NLPB Senyo. While he shows some understanding of how to run a team and get others involved, he’s arguably better when looking to assert himself as a scorer. Canady also makes defensive plays, pushes the break in transition, and competes well for his size on the glass. Although he resides in one of the deeper pockets of North Carolina, Canady certainly has enough ability to warrant attention from college coaches over the next twelve months.