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2013-14 SEASON:
Assigned to Houston’s single-affiliation NBA D-League partner Rio Grande Valley on Nov. 6 and recalled on Dec. 23 … took the court in his first NBA game at San Antonio (12/25/13) … scored the first four points (1-3 FG, 2-2 FT) of his NBA career at Oklahoma City (12/29/13) … re-assigned to the Vipers on Jan. 20 and recalled on Jan. 30 … suffered a strained right hamstring in Rio Grande Valley’s game vs. the Tulsa 66ers (1/27/14) … re-assigned to Rio Grande Valley on Feb. 17 and recalled Feb. 21 … came off the bench with 14 points (3-5 FG, 2-4 3FG, 6-8 FT), four rebounds and three assists in 20:29 of action vs. the L.A. Clippers (3/29/14) … recorded seven points (2-5 3FG) and four rebounds at Toronto (4/2/14) … netted a career-high 15 points (5-8 FG) off a career-best four made treys (4-7 3FG) vs. Denver (4/6/14) … matched his career-high of 15 points (6-8 FG, 3-4 3FG) in a win at the L.A. Lakers (4/8/14) … recorded a career-high 6 assists at Denver (4/9/14) … blocked a career-high 2 shots vs. the Nuggets (4/9/14) … reassigned to Rio Grande Valley on Apr. 14 … has averaged 21.8 points, 8.2 assists and 4.0 rebounds in 18 games (17 starts) with the Vipers this season … at the time of his last recall, stood second in the DLeague in assists per game (8.2) and ranked eighth in the league in scoring average (21.8) … was named along with Pierre Jackson of the Idaho Stampede as the NBA D-League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Dec. 2-8 … again named along with Terrence Williams of the L.A. D-Fenders as D-League Co-Performers of the Week for games played Jan. 20-26 … named to the NBA D-League All-Star Game, but was unable to attend due to injury (strained right hamstring).

Selected by Houston with the 34th overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft … Rockets announced his signing on July 14, 2013.

Played in 132 career games over four seasons at Murray State, averaging 15.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.9 assists … first MSU player to be drafted into the NBA since Marcus Brown in 1996 … finished his career as the sixth Murray State player to reach 2,000 points (2,050) and was 17th all-time in the Ohio Valley Conference … hit 304-of-725 (.419) from beyond the arc over his collegiate career … was named Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year as a junior and OVC Co-Player of the Year as a senior … also earned Honorable Mention All-America honors from The Associated Press as a senior after ranking first on team in scoring (21.8 ppg), assists (4.3 apg) and steals (1.52 spg) … scored in double figures in all 31 games in 2012-13 … netted a season-high 35 points against Morehead … added 22 points, a career-high 10 assists and nine rebounds against Belmont State … as a junior, also ranked first on team in scoring (19.0 ppg) and assists (3.6 apg) … stood first on the Racers in scoring (11.7 ppg) and third in assists (2.4 apg) as a sophomore … led the Racers to their second straight OVC regular season championship in 2010-11 … named Freshman of the Year after ranking second on squad in scoring (10.4 ppg) and fourth in assists (1.6 apg).

Born Isaiah André Canaan on May 21, 1991, in Biloxi, Mississippi … son of Sardie Canaan and Nicole Martin … grandmother is Bettye Ramsey … majored in advertising in college … family lived out of a FEMA trailer for two years after Hurricane Katrina hit Biloxi … does not know where he got his first and only NBA jersey, but he remembers it fondly as a No. 1 Tracy McGrady Rockets jersey, which he lost in Hurricane Katrina … played in a summer Adidas Nations camp where his coach was Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson … was named a finalist for Mississippi Mr. Basketball after leading Biloxi High School to the 5A State championship and a 30-3 record … was also the Mississippi State Tournament MVP … named All-State as a junior and senior at Biloxi.

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Height: 6'0''/ 1.83m
Weight: 201 lbs./ 91.2 kg
Born: May 21, 1991
From: Murray State
Draft: 2016
NBA Debut: 2013
Years Pro: 3
Previous Teams:
  Philadelphia 76ers 2014 - 2015
  Houston Rockets 2013 - 2014
Prior to NBA/Country: Murray State/USA

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