Canaan believes in himself despite recent struggles
MURRAY, KY-- When an All-American caliber player like Isaiah Canaan goes through a slump, people immediately start to question what's wrong, because he's usually automatic. And although he doesn't like to say he get's tired, the reality is that the long season has started to take it's toll on Canaan.
"You can say that I get tired, but I don't lie to say that on my own, or make it look that way, but I'm human," he admitted.
And as good as Canaan has been, people might forget Canaan's human characteristic.
"I'm sure some people do," he said. "I try not to remind myself that I am, I try to go out there and be as strong as I can, and play as hard as I can, and try not to let that wear down on me."
Coach Steve Prohm says he's seen Canaan make all the big plays for so long, he's come to expect it. But when his senior guard doesn't make the play, Prohm is just as understanding.
"Is his shooting percentage great right now? No. Has he shot it great lately? No. Is there a big stat difference between our wins and our losses on how he plays? Yes," Prohm said. "But I wouldn't trade him for anybody. He's mine, and he's done unbelievable things for me, this program, and this school, so I've got nobody else I want to ride down the stretch than Isaiah Canaan."
Prohm went on to add that he thinks Canaan has a lot left in his tank, and a breakout from the All-American is coming.