Cantey scoring big for A&M

Published 5:36 pm Friday, December 11, 2009

HUNTSVILLE — Former Demopolis High standout Casey Cantey is turning heads and draining shots in his sophomore season for the Alabama A&M Bulldogs.

The talk of the SWAC in the season’s early going, Cantey is among the Bulldogs’ leaders in nearly every major statistical category.

Cantey has become A&M’s go-to scorer, leading the team in field goal attempts, field goal percentage, field goals made, free throws made and attempted and scoring.

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His 19.2 points per game through Friday not only tops the Bulldogs’ list, but leads the SWAC as well.

Cantey’s scoring output has helped the Bulldogs to a 3-3 record and has seen the former Tiger miss the 20-point mark only once. That game saw Cantey put up nine points on 5-of-8 shooting against Oakwood.

As impressive as his scoring has been, Cantey has proven a valuable player all the way around for A&M. Through the season’s first six games, the 6-foot-5 Cantey averaged 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 steals per contest.

Cantey scored a career high 28 points against Tuskegee last Saturday and will return to the floor Tuesday when the Bulldogs travel to Tennessee State. That game is scheduled to tip at 7:30 p.m.