Two-time letterman ... gritty guard who returns to the program after a year away ... must shake off rust of inactivity, but could provide depth and productivity in backcourt ... hard-nosed defender ... will inject a dose of toughness to squad ... must battle host of younger players for spot in backcourt rotation ... impressed coaching staff in the offseason.
As a junior: was not with the program.
As a sophomore: appeared in 25 games, earning three starting assignments ... averaged 2.1 ppg. and 0.6 rpg. ... shot .386 from the field, .333 from three-point range and .524 from the foul line ... missed game against Columbia and second meetings with Bucknell and Stony Brook ... started in three successive games in mid-January, opening with lead cast against Colgate, Lehigh and Bucknell in the Black Knights' first three Patriot League contests ... posted season high of eight points in loss at Binghamton ... equalled that with an eight-point outing in return to home state when Black Knights visited Holy Cross ... grabbed season-high two rebounds on four occasions ... shot just 1 of 9 (.111) from three point range in season's opening 12 games, but bounced back to convert on 6 of 12 (.500) thereafter ... made key three-point basket late during Army visit to Navy in late February, forcing a tie game that ultimately was won by the Mids.
As a freshman: started in 26 of his 28 appearances ... averaged 5.0 ppg. and 1.5 rpg. ... led Black Knights in three-point shooting percentage (.355) and was second in steals (40) ... season theft total ranks ninth best in Army record book ... was 10th among Patriot League players in steals per game ... listed second on the squad with 53 assists and 27 three-point baskets ... started the first nine games of the season ... after two games as a reserve, he returned to the lead cast and remained there for the campaign's final 17 outings ... put forth strong all-around effort versus Western Maryland ... scored 12 points for his first collegiate double-digit outing and tied a Christl Arena record for Army players by recording five steals ... also handed out four assists and shot 5 of 8 from the floor ... enjoyed five double-digit scoring days on the season ... tallied career-highs of 14 points and five rebounds in holiday tournament loss to Long Island ... shot 5 of 6 from the floor, including 4 of 5 from three-point range, against the Blackbirds ... registered 10 points against Columbia and Lafayette (in Patriot League Tournament) while potting 11 in home loss to Lehigh ... handed out seven assists and recorded four steals in home outing against Holy Cross ... also pocketed four thefts against Bucknell.
High School: earned all-state honors during 1996-97 season in the Texas Association of Private and Parrochial Schools during a one-year stint at Central Catholic High in San Antonio, Texas ... named league's co-MVP while playing for head coach Eddie Ybarra ... returned to home state of Massachusetts the following year ... logged significant court duty for head coach Tom Blackburn at Worcester Academy in Worcester, Mass. ... earned two letters there ... averaged 13.0 ppg., 5.0 rpg. and 8.5 apg. as a senior ... named MVP of the New England Prep School Athletic Conference as a senior.
Personal: given name is Michael John Canty ... born Jan. 8, 1980 ... lists defeat of Winchendon in NEPSAC quarterfinals in senior year as fondest athletic-related memory ... majoring in Management.