Canaan named Preseason All American

Canaan Senior Guard

Canaan Senior Guard

Senior guard Isaiah Canaan added another award to his long list of preseason honors Monday when he was selected to the Associated Press Preseason All-America Team.

A week after being named as the OVC Preseason Player of the Year, the All America Team selection adds to Canaan’s extensive preseason resume including being selected as the top point guard in the country by CBS Sports.

A panel of 65 national media members selects the All America Team. Canaan received the third most votes for the team, trailing only Indiana sophomore Cody Seller and Creighton junior Doug McDermott.

Canaan beat out several regional players for the honor including Louisville standout Peyton Siva, Missouri guard Phil Pressey and top Kentucky freshman, Nerlens Noel.

Canaan’s senior season tips off at 7 p.m. Monday with an exhibition game against Freed-Hardeman at the CFSB Center.

2012-13 Associated Press Preseason All America Team

• Cody Zeller-Indiana, Sophomore forward (64 votes)
• Doug McDermott-Creighton, Junior forward (62 votes)
• Isaiah Canaan-Murray State, Senior guard (43 votes)
• Deshaun Thomas- Ohio State, Junior forward (26 votes)
• C.J. McCollum- Lehigh, Senior guard (16 votes)
• Trey Burke, Michigan, Sophomore guard (16 votes)

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