Canaan surpasses three-point record

Senior Isaiah Canaan sunk his 252nd 3-pointer of his Murray State career in the Jan. 5 game against Southeast Missouri. The previous record was 251 set by Frank Allen.
Senior Isaiah Canaan sunk his 252nd 3-pointer of his Murray State career in the Jan. 5 game against Southeast Missouri. The previous record was 251 set by Frank Allen.

Senior Isaiah Canaan sunk his 252nd 3-pointer of his Murray State career in the Jan. 5 game against Southeast Missouri. The previous record was 251 set by Frank Allen.

In a Jan. 5 game against Southeast Missouri, senior guard Isaiah Canaan continued rewriting the Murray State basketball history books.

This time, he broke a record which has remained untouched for two decades.

At the 13:39 mark of the second half in the 74-66 racer win, Canaan sunk the 252nd 3-pointer of his Murray State career, passing Frank Allen’s previous high of 251.

“To be the all-time leading three-point shooter at a great university,” Canaan said, “a great university, with great people that came through here, great players, you’ve got to feel good about that.”

Canaan was quick to credit his teammates and coaches and said he couldn’t have gotten to this point without them supporting him in his three and a half years at the University.

“Without my teammates there pushing me to make those shots, and coaches telling us to work on them, I couldn’t have done it,” Canaan said.

With 12 regular season games remaining, Canaan’s name will surely continue moving up the all-time rankings. Canaan currently sits at 1, 730 career points, good for ninth on the all-time list. He is 81 points short of Frank Allen who is eighth on the list.

 Story by Jonathan Ferris, Staff writer