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Murray State’s Isaiah Canaan returning for senior season

NCAA Basketball Tournament - Murray State v Marquette

LOUISVILLE, KY - MARCH 17: Isaiah Canaan #3 of the Murray State Racers grabs a rebound in the first half while taking on the Marquette Golden Eagles during the third round of the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at KFC YUM! Center on March 15, 2012 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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On Sirius/XM Radio’s “Inside College Basketball” program, Murray State junior guard Isaiah Canaan announced his intentions to return to school for his senior season.

Canaan was Player of the Year in the OVC while also being named to the AP and John R. Wooden All-America teams.

In his interview with host Jeff Goodman, Canaan issued the following statement when asked of his intentions:

“I will be coming back. I feel like I still got some things to prove. We’ve got a great group of guys still here with an exceptional coach and I want to make another run at it.”

Canaan helped lead the Racers to a 31-2 record, averaging 19.0 points and 3.6 assists per game.

Murray State will have to replace three of their top four scorers from this season (Donte Poole, Ivan Aska and Jewuan Long), but the return of Canaan and Ed Daniel means that they’ll once again be a favorite to win the OVC.

Audio of the interview can be found here.

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