Former All-American watching Murray State's All-American


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There were a lot of smiles and joking around at Murray State's practice on Saturday, of course that's easy when you're in the championship game of the Charleston Classic. Former Chicago Bulls guard, and current ESPN analyst Jay Williams was in attendance.
"That was fun, he's a great guy.  He's very passionate about what he does, he was a great basketball player for Duke, and to have him at our practice today and shot around with him, talked with him a little bit, it's great," admitted Murray State senior guard Isaiah Canaan.
And it turns out, Williams is keeping a close eye on Canaan.
"When you are evaluating a pro prospect, I think Isaiah brings all the things to the table to be a top fifteen pick.  We're not even talking about the intangibles, his ability to lead, his ability to make other teammates better.  For Isaiah, you know he's going to be a great citizen. He's going to say the right thing, he's going to do the right thing, and he's going to be a guy that's going to be the face of your organization," said Williams.
Canaan does have some things to work on, according to Williams, such as finishing in traffic.  But in the end, watching Isaiah is almost like looking in the mirror.
"I love him, he very much reminds me of myself," Williams admitted.  "He's such a humble kid, he's stronger than I am.  I don't think I ever had Dwight Howard shoulders like he does.  I think I can shoot the ball like him, I think I was as quick as he is, but he's just a great player to watch.  I look forward to seeing how far Steve Prohm and his team can go this year."
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