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.
Named to the All-Sun Belt Conference Third Team ... Only player in program history to lead team in scoring (12.2), 3-point field goals made (67), and assists (185) in the same season ... Played 1,184 minutes, which are the most by a player in a season in program history ... Scored double figures in 20 games after tallying double figures twice all of last season ... Led team in scoring 13 times ... Earned starts in 43 consecutive games dating to last season ... Led team in rebounding in three straight SBC Tournament games with personal-best eight in each game ... Fourth on single-season 3-point field goals made list with 67 .... Fifth on single-season assists list (185), 5.8 assist average tied for fifth best in a single-season ... 259 careers assists are ninth all-time and on pace to become the only player in program history with 500 career helpers ... Played 1,184 minutes in 06-07 - most ever in a season ... Became only player in program history with double figures in assists three times in the same season (13 vs. Louisiana-Lafayette, 12 vs. Florida Atlantic, and 11 vs. Florida Atlantic) ... Ended regular-season ranked No. 10 nationally in assists per game (6.1), which led the SBC ... Was among SBC leaders in scoring (27th, 12.2), free throw percentage (8th, .772), assists (1st, 5.8), assist/turnover ratio (1st, 1.93), 3-point field goals made (9th, 2.09), and minutes played (2nd, 37.00) ... In SBC games only, led league in assists (6.2), and was third in free-throw percentage (.821) ... Scored career-high 26 at Troy (2/22/07) on the strength of career-high 10 field goals and tied career-high for 3-point field goals made (5) ... Collected a career-high 13 assists and led team in scoring with 18 points for his second career double double against Louisiana-Lafayette (01/27/07). The 13 assists tied for fifth-most in a game ... Had 11 assists and no turnovers in home win vs. Florida Atlantic (02/24/07) ... Had eight or more assists nine times ... Averaged 37.0 minutes per game, which is fourth-most in a season at Middle Tennessee ... Played 44 minutes in overtime win in SBC Championships vs. South Alabama and 41 minutes in overtime setback at Austin Peay ... Played 36 minutes or more in 26 of 32 games.
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.