Marshall Transfer Kareem Canty Backs Off of Reported Auburn Commitment


by Bill DiFilippo

Over the weekend, it was reported that Marshall transfer guard Kareem Canty committed to Auburn to join new head coach Bruce Pearl.

However, the report turned out to be premature, and Canty will reportedly take a visit to South Florida before making a final decision. Canty had previously said that his final three schools were USF, Auburn and Penn State.


Marshall transfer Kareem Canty, hours after giving coach Bruce Pearl and Auburn a verbal commitment, has decided to visit South Florida before making a decision. 

“After speaking with my family, I need to really consider where I’m going to spend the next three years,” Canty told on Sunday morning. “I do really like Auburn, but I need something to compare it to so I am going to visit South Florida before making my final decision.”

Canty was one of the few bright spots on an 11-22 Marshall squad last year. The freshman guard averaged 16.3 points and 5.5 assists per game, which were second and first on the team, respectively.