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Malcolm Canada Bio--Auburn Tigers

Malcolm Canada Class: Senior Hometown: Austin, Texas High School: Akins Last College: Ellsworth Community College Height / Weight: 6-3 / 225 Position: G Experience: 1l 2013-14 (JUNIOR): Back-up point guard in all 30 games ... Averaged 2.8 ppg on .358 pct shooting in 11.8 mpg ... 42 percent of his points (36 of 85) came at the free thow line, where he is shot .800 (36-45) ... Also averaged 1.7 rpg and 1.0 apg ... Of his 51 rebounds, 40 (78 percnt) came on the defensive glass ... 4 points, all at the line in 4 attempts, at Alabama ... 4 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and 1 steal in a season-high-tying 22 minutes vs. South Carolina ... Scored 6 points - all at the free throw line where he was 6-6 - against Mississippi State ... All six FT came in the last 52 seconds ... Hit his first 3 of the season as the buzzer sounded to end the first half at Tennessee ... 6 points, 5 rebounds against Florida A&M in 18 minutes ... 7 points and 3 rebounds against Clemson ... 6 points and 4 rebounds in 18 minutes against Illinois ... 7 points and 3 rebounds at Iowa State ... Season-high 10 points against Jacksonville State, hitting 6-for-7 at the free throw line ... Held scoreless in 15 minutes against Northwestern State ... Did dish out 4 assists in the game ... Came off the bench to score 7 points against Nicholls, which included going 5-for-8 from the free throw line ... Averaged 6.0 points and 5.5 assists in the two exhibition wins on 62.5 percent shooting ... Played 14 minutes and scored three points off the bench against Paine ... Played 23 minutes and dished out a team-high 9 assists in the exhibition win over Victory University ... Added 9 points on 4-of-6 shooting ... Also had 3 steals. ELLSWORTH COMMUNITY COLLEGE 2012-13: Played at Ellsworth Community College ... Third Team NJCAA All-America .. Averaged 20.2 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.2 assists and 1.6 steals per game, all of which were team highs ... Led the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference in assists (162), point scored (625), field goals (215) and free throws made (162) as well as ranking eighth in both rebounds (181) and steals (49) ... Finished the season ranked fifth nationally in free throws made, 13th in points scored and 18th in assists ... Ellsworth finished the season 18-13. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Attended Akins High School ... Averaged 18.4 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a senior ... Averaged 13.4 points, 4.5 assists, 3.8 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game as a junior ... Was rated No. 98 overall in Texas by Rivals.com and was the 16th rated point guard in the state as a junior ... Majoring in public administration. Auburn Tigers Men's Basketball Home Read More

Malcolm Canada Signs With Tulane

Tulane University has signed Ellsworth Community College (Iowa) point guard Malcolm Canada, of Austin, Texas, according to the college. A third-team National Junior College Athletic Association All-American, the 6-foot-3 guard averaged 20.2 points per game, 5.8 rebounds per game, 5.2 assists per game, and 1.6 steals per game. All were team highs.  "Malcolm was pursued by several colleges from all over the country and it came down to Saint Louis and Tulane," said Panther Head Coach Troy Muilenburg. "He visited both schools and Tulane was really the best fit for him. They'll enjoy having him for the next two years, and we wish him all the best there." He also led the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference in assists, points scored, field goals, and free throws made, as well as ranking 8th in both rebounds and steals. Nationally, Canada ended the season ranked 5th in free throws made, 12th for points scored, and 17th for assists.  “He is a natural leader, which he demonstrated this year by his performance in the classroom and on the floor," Muilenburg said. "As point guard it was his leadership that led us to a 18-13 record, a third place finish in the league, as well a spot in the regional championship game. Really, as impressive as his numbers were this year, I was even more impressed with his leadership on and off the floor, and how he would step up for us in the big games.” Read More

DeAndre Carson to Texas A&M Commerce

For most of his basketball career, people have looked past Lehman senior point guard DeAndre Carson. With relatively small stature, many believed his success on the hardwood was hard to believe. Yet, the way Carson persevered beyond the doubts of his detractors and naysayers is a testament to his inner character and strength. After a stellar four-year career in a Lobo uniform, which saw Carson average 15.7 points per game, score nearly 2,000 points and set numerous Lehman scoring records, he was rewarded with a dream which many hoopsters dream of: A full-ride scholarship to play collegiate basketball. This dream was realized on April 26, as Carson signed his national letter of intent to play for the Texas A&M Commerce Lions in Fall 2013. “It feels really great to work this hard to get this opportunity, to have the ability to play the next level,” Carson said. “I really like the idea of playing for (A&M Commerce).” The camaraderie of the Lion basketball team members helped Carson choose the school. “I had the chance to play against some of the current (A&M Commerce) players during a campus visit,” said Carson. “I met them and they were cool; they welcomed me as if I were already a part of their team.” He also enjoyed the sprawl of the campus, saying its future expansion will enrich his college experience. “I think the campus was cool; they are making new stuff out there,” said Carson. “They are making it better for everyone that attends.” Perhaps the proudest people in the Lobo Den were Carson’s parents, Nikki and Charlie Carson. Both displayed beaming, ear-to-ear smiles, their eyes brimming with tears. They noted the progress and determination DeAndre exhibited from his days in Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) basketball to the high school ranks. “Because of his stature, the fact that he feels the need to prove something to people, it always makes him work even harder,” said Nikki Carson. “The ability to adapt, face adversity and the character building it creates is also important. Every year he has transitioned to getting better, just by doing that. His work ethic allows him to play his way on the court.” His work ethic off the court paid off as well. The four year Academic All-District will receive a near full ride scholarship, with his sophomore, junior and senior years fully paid. “We are blessed that he is on scholarship at a great school,” said Nikki, who said DeAndre did not qualify for any financial aid. “Every year that he gets to attend school and re-up his scholarship – it is a blessing.” DeAndre’s parents hope he will earn a quality education – that is their goal. “The most important part for both of us is that (DeAndre) can go to school for four more years and get a quality education,” said Charlie Carson, who was a basketball player for Austin Bowie in the mid-1990’s. On the court, Carson excelled as a scorer from all over the floor. He scored 30 or more points in eight career games, made a total of 175 three-point shots in a Lobo uniform and averaged 27 points per game in the second half of district this past season. His selflessness made an impression with Lobo head coach Thomas Acker. “DeAndre has done everything we have asked him to do. He has gone above and beyond,” said Acker. “He is tremendously talented and he works really hard. He is committed to his program and teammates; playing the right way and doing whatever he could do to help us.” Opponents also understood the impact Carson brought to the floor, as he played 127 of a total 129 games in his four-year high school career, starting in 126 of them. “Everyone knew who he was; he always had a target on his chest the last two years. Even so, he was able to perform every night,” said Acker, who complimented the skill Carson brings to the table. “People do not realize how well he handles the ball. We’ve played against teams that had kids that are going to Division I colleges that could not stop him.” Acker also praised Carson’s ability to be a regular contributor. “The best thing about DeAndre is that he does not need the ball to make an impact,” he said. “When I talked to other coaches, they always ask about his ability to score. I made them understand that he does not need the ball to be effective.” Carson completed his career with 442 total assists. The Lobos head coach understands that Carson has a lot of work ahead of him at the next level. Still, they say his humbleness, and the opportunity to play with top tier athletes, will give him a chance to grow further. “When he gets in the college world, when he is challenged on a daily basis and spending time with more skilled players around him, he is going to quickly improve,” said Acker, who added, “I’m not sure Commerce knows what they are getting; I think a lot of schools will regret not recruiting him. Commerce is getting a good one; he will fit in just fine.” Carson now awaits his chance to play with Commerce, whose up-tempo style of play suits the young point guard. His ultimate goal is to help the Lion program attain the pinnacle of success in Division II basketball, saying, “Before I leave, I aim to bring a title to this school.” In addition to Academic All-District honors, Carson also was named as District 27-4A’s Co-Offensive MVP in 2012, named to the All-Centex Team (Third Team) by the Austin American Statesman and was First Team All-District in 27-4A for all four years.  Read more at the Hays Free Press http://haysfreepress.com/2013/05/02/54112/#ixzz2VqBGZYdU Read More

Dominic Woodson To Memphis

June 6, 2013 MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Dominic Woodson, a 6-foot-9, 290-pound forward from Round Rock, Texas, has signed to attend the University of Memphis for the 2013-14 academic year, head coach Josh Pastner announced Thursday. Woodson is enrolled in the University's first summer school session that began this week.  "We're excited to have Dominic join the Tigers family," said Pastner. "He adds not only size to our frontcourt, but he's also a skilled big man with good hands and good footwork."  Below is a short biographical sketch on Woodson:  Dominic Woodson 6-9 • 290 Round Rock, Texas • Huntington Prep (W.Va.) • Stony Point HS (Texas)  Played his final season of high school hoops at Huntington Prep in West Virginia ... In 2012-13, averaged 5.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks for the Huntington Prep Express ... Helped the Express to a 30-3 overall record ... Huntington Prep finished 2012-13 ranked No. 7 in the USA Today Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll ... USA Today also ranked the Express the No. 1 team in the state of West Virginia ... A 2013 McDonald's All-America Game nominee ... Prior to senior campaign in 2012-13, was a consensus top-50 recruit ... Rated among the top-50 players in the nation by 247Sports.com (No. 33), MaxPreps.com (No. 36), Rivals.com (No. 39) and Scout.com (No. 41) ... Ranked the No. 81 player in the country by ESPN.com ... A consensus top-10 player at his position ... Rated among the country's top-10 players at his position by Rivals.com (No. 2), Scout.com (No. 4), 247Sports.com (No. 8) and ESPN.com (No. 10) ... As a sophomore, played at Stony Point High School in his hometown of Round Rock Texas ... Helped lead the Tigers to an 18-15 overall record.  June 6, 2013 MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Dominic Woodson, a 6-foot-9, 290-pound forward from Round Rock, Texas, has signed to attend the University of Memphis for the 2013-14 academic year, head coach Josh Pastner announced Thursday. Woodson is enrolled in the University's first summer school session that began this week.  "We're excited to have Dominic join the Tigers family," said Pastner. "He adds not only size to our frontcourt, but he's also a skilled big man with good hands and good footwork."  Below is a short biographical sketch on Woodson:  Dominic Woodson 6-9 • 290 Round Rock, Texas • Huntington Prep (W.Va.) • Stony Point HS (Texas)  Played his final season of high school hoops at Huntington Prep in West Virginia ... In 2012-13, averaged 5.8 points, 6.1 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.0 blocks for the Huntington Prep Express ... Helped the Express to a 30-3 overall record ... Huntington Prep finished 2012-13 ranked No. 7 in the USA Today Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll ... USA Today also ranked the Express the No. 1 team in the state of West Virginia ... A 2013 McDonald's All-America Game nominee ... Prior to senior campaign in 2012-13, was a consensus top-50 recruit ... Rated among the top-50 players in the nation by 247Sports.com (No. 33), MaxPreps.com (No. 36), Rivals.com (No. 39) and Scout.com (No. 41) ... Ranked the No. 81 player in the country by ESPN.com ... A consensus top-10 player at his position ... Rated among the country's top-10 players at his position by Rivals.com (No. 2), Scout.com (No. 4), 247Sports.com (No. 8) and ESPN.com (No. 10) ... As a sophomore, played at Stony Point High School in his hometown of Round Rock Texas ... Helped lead the Tigers to an 18-15 overall record.  Read More
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