Jalen Canty Named CCCAA Athlete of the Month

Tournament MVP Jalen Canty celebrates the championship win with his teammates following their win over Saddleback College in the CCCAA men's basketball tournament on March 13, 2016. (Photo by Peter Wong/Special to The Guardsman)
Tournament MVP Jalen Canty celebrates the championship win with his teammates following their win over Saddleback College in the CCCAA men’s basketball tournament on March 13, 2016. (Photo by
Peter Wong/Special to The Guardsman)

By Shannon Cole

The California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) has named sophomore basketball forward Jalen Canty the male Athlete of the Month for March 2016.

Canty, a member of the 2016 men’s basketball team, averaged 11 points and 10 rebounds per game during the Rams’ remarkable 29-1 regular season. During the state title game, Canty racked up 16 points and snagged nine rebounds.

This is the latest in a string of awards for Canty, including CCCAA State Most Valuable Player, Coast-North Conference Most Valuable Player, CCCAA State Tournament Most Valuable Player, CCCAA All-State Team Selection, Coast-North All-Conference First Team Selection, and CCCAA State Championship All-Tournament Team.

Canty is set to transfer to University of California, Santa Barbara this fall where he will continue his basketball career.

Men’s head basketball coach Justin Labagh strives to see one of his players go to the next level.

“I am not only going to miss coaching him, but seeing him in the hallways of CCSF,” Labagh said to the City College athletics staff. “He’s going to take University of California, Santa Barbara to the (NCAA) Tourney during his time there – mark my words.


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