Video: Summer League Performance Displays Isaiah Canaan’s Scoring Ability

By Brett David Roberts

Apr 27, 2014; Portland, OR, USA; Houston Rockets guard Isaiah Canaan (1) shoots over Houston Rockets guard Troy Daniels (30) in the first half in game four of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at the Moda Center. Mandatory Credit: Jaime Valdez-USA TODAY Sports

On July 20, 2014, in the summer league against the New Orleans Hornets, Houston Rockets backup point guard Isaiah Canaan scored a career-high 24 points.

While this was summer league, his skill set demonstrated in this video is something that will undoubtedly carry over to the NBA season.

Canaan got to the hoop well, knocked down some triples from the wing, and looked very comfortable initiating the offense, getting it into Donatas Motiejuans in scoring position and looking like the backup the Rockets will need him to be to fully replace the loss of Jeremy Lin.

Canaan shows his ability in transition at the 1:20 mark, breaking down the defense and splitting defenders en route to a layup. He has the speed, skill and offensive talent to run an NBA team, most especially a second unit.

In his time at Murray State, he showed this even more so, and set the stage for what could be a very successful NBA career.