SCOUTING REPORT: Outstanding passer and floor general. Sees the court well and does a good job of distributing the ball. Has a very high basketball IQ and understands the game and the Blue Raiders' concepts. Tall, rangy guard who makes good decisions with the ball. His assist/turnover ratio aids his outstanding court awareness. Has good range as a shooter. Can also play the two-guard position and is braced for a breakout season in his second season as a Blue Raider.
Team won four first career starts in succession before losing to Denver (02/11/06), and was 8-3 in his 11 starts ... Assist/turnover ratio was 3-to-1 as a starter with 39 assists and 13 turnovers in his 11 starts ... Enjoyed best statistical game of his young career against South Dakota State with career highs for points (12), assists (6), and minutes (33). Also equaled his season best with two 3-pointers ... Tied career high for 3-point field goals made with two against Denver ... Knocked down 3-pointer with 3:42 remaining to give team its biggest lead to that point, a five-point edge at Florida International ... Earned first career start against New Orleans and responded with career-high six rebounds, which tied for the team lead, and tying career highs for assists (5) and 3-point field goals made (2) while playing 31 minutes, also a career high ... Collected career high four steals in second career start against Louisiana-Lafayette ... Established career highs for points (8), field goals (3), 3-point field goals made (2) and rebounds (4) against Troy (01/21/06) ... Logged double figure minutes in all but four games ... Led team in assists 12 times... Assist/turnover ratio was 2-to-1 per game (74 assists, 36 turnovers) ... Assist/turnover ratio in conference games only was 2.56 with 41 assists and 16 turnovers in 15 games ... Played what was then a career-high 30 minutes in overtime loss at Indiana State (11/26/05), and logged 28 minutes at Louisville ... Dished out career high five assists against Chattanooga (11/29/05).
STATE COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL
Named All-State, All-Conference MVP and two-time All-Conference ... Led State College in points, steals and assists as a three-year starter.
Born: Dec. 8, 1986 ... Parents: Kurt and Joyce Kanaskie ... Major: Undecided ... Notable: Father, Kurt, is an assistant at Penn State who played college basketball at La Salle.