March 2, 1977 |
|Listed height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Listed weight||166 lb (75 kg)|
|High school||Whitney Young (Chicago, Illinois)|
|WNBA draft||1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 29th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Shock|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
High School and College
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Canty attended Whitney Young High School, where she was named a High School All-American by the WBCA. She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game in 1995, scoring seventeen points.
After graduating from High School, where she was a 1995 Street & Smith All-American and a four-time All-State player, Canty attended the University of Alabama and majored in criminal justice with a minor in social work while spending four seasons with Alabama Crimson Tide women's basketball.
She finished her collegiate career as a two-time All-American and four-time All-SEC selection, and averaged 18.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists during her four seasons with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
By the time she graduated, Canty finished her career as the school's all-time leading scorer—male or female.
After playing four seasons with the Shock, she was traded to the Houston Comets on April 28, 2003 in exchange for the draft rights to Allison Curtin (Houston's 2003 first-round draft choice).
Like most WNBA players during the off-season, Canty kept active in basketball at various levels. When she was with the Detroit Shock, she served the 1999–2000 off-season in their public relations department as an intern. A year later, she worked as an intern in the public relations department of the Dallas Mavericks NBA team.
After the 2001 WNBA season ended, she served as an assistant coach for the Chicago State University women's basketball team.
Canty played with the Chicago Blaze of the National Women's Basketball League prior to the 2003 WNBA season.
- 2004–2005: Bnei Yehuda Tel Aviv (Israel)
- 2005–2006: Hapoel Tel Aviv (Israel), won the League Championship.
- 2006–2007: Canty also played in a professional league (PLKK) in Poland for TS Wisła Can-Pack Kraków. In 2007 she won the championship with the team and was voted the season's MVP averaging 11.9 points per game. She is currently playing for them during the 2008–09 WNBA off-season.
- 2007–2008: Lotos PKO BP Gdynia – 12.3 points per game.
- 2008–2009: TS Wisla Can-Pack Kraków