Player Spotlight: 2026 Jasiah Cannady
The DMV is always a hotbed for high school basketball and one of the players from the 2026 class from the DMV that is getting the most recognition right now on a national level is guard Jasiah Cannady. Cannady just…
The DMV is always a hotbed for high school basketball and one of the players from the 2026 class from the DMV that is getting the most recognition right now on a national level is guard Jasiah Cannady. Cannady just led his PYBL team to a championship and was named the most outstanding player during the regular season. Prep Hoops Next caught up with Tee Johnson who coached Canady this summer about what it was like coaching him and what he likes about Cannady’s game down the road…
“It is always fun to coach good players and he is a very good player. I think he is still better than a lot of people think he is. Being on the inside of things, I see the type of worker he is and what he brings to the table everyday. He is a very good teammate and overall is just a great kid. I think a lot of people try to put the selfish label on him but that is definitely not it. He is always trying to make the right play and the same thing he wants for himself, he wants for his teammates.
Johnson loves the type of potential Cannady has and calls his future very “bright”.
“The future is very bright for Jasiah. I think he will be able to choose where he wants to go for high school when it is all set and done. Of course he has to continue to put in the work when he gets to high school but I think he has a very bright future.”
During the summer Cannady played with the ball in his hands but also played off the ball and Johnson thinks he could do both as he continues to get older.
“I think he can definitely run a team. He can score it when needed. I give him that Damian Lillard label, where if you need him to assist he can assist and if you need him to score, he can score the ball at a high level any given night.”
There is always room for improvement and Johnson has a few things in mind that he would like to see Cannady improve on.
“I want him to keep on working on his consistency on the defensive end because he is a great defender but I don’t want to see him take plays off. He can rebound the ball pretty well right now but I want to see him keep improving on that.”
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