Appalachian State and UNC-Greensboro offered the versatile wing player. High Point's staff including assistant Marlon Sears showed Canty a step-by-step plan for his development and locked down the 3-star standout.
"I've been getting some pretty good looks from some other schools but I decided to stay close to home. My family thought it was a good decision. I dreamed about going somewhere bigger but deep down inside I want that education and I want to go to college.
"I took note of how colleges get really interested in you and they told me they really wanted me. I was proud of that."
Canty plays with the N.C. Gaters. How good is Canty and what can happen down the road for him in the Big South? Frankly, he's talented enough to have a significant impact on their program and be an all-league caliber player early in his career.