Look Back: Isaiah Canaan when he was 9-years-old

Published: Jul. 2, 2013 at 2:40 AM CDT
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BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Isaiah Canaan has come a long way after guiding the Biloxi Indians to a State Championship title.

WLOX first followed Isaiah when he was 9-years-old. In May of 2002 Canaan was a member of basketball team that traveled to Atlanta and returned home with the

NBA Hoop-It-UP 11-year-old national title. You could see the pure talent that guided Isaiah to Murray State where he became an All-American.

Back in 2002 he talked about winning a national championship.

"Kept passing the ball, passing it around letting other people get shots." He added in that 2002 interview, "We mostly just started making shots."@

Sardie Canaan, Isaiah's dad, helped coach his son back in 2002. Last week he told me that Isaiah was also an outstanding football player.

Sardie said, "He was a great quarterback and Biloxi had hoped he had stuck with football and he came to me and said Daddy I really don't want to play football anymore. He just walked away from it and concentrated on basketball."@

Most young people who play basketball have a dream of playing in the NBA. Canaan's dream has become reality

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