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Isaiah Canaan named OVC Freshman of the Year

By Jeff Shepard – bio | email

BILOXI, MS – (AP) Biloxi native Isaiah Canaan became the second Murray State player in as many years to win Ohio Valley Conference Freshman of the Year honors.

Canaan came off the bench in all 32 Racer games and averaged 10.3 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.7 assists/game. He ranked 26th in the OVC in scoring, 10th in field goal percentage (49.5%) and second in 3-point percentage (45.4%).

He was named OVC Freshman of the Week three times during the season and scored a season-best 22 points in the regular season finale, a road win over Eastern Kentucky, where he hit 5-of-6 from 3-point range.

Canaan's biggest highlight of the season came on Feb. 16 when he hit a basket from his knees at midcourt, beating an expiring shot clock in a win over Southeast Missouri; the play was SportsCenter's No. 1 Play of the Day.

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