Posted On: 12/12/16 6:45 AM
TOPEKA, Kan — One of the state’s top young up-and-coming guards, Hayden Catholic 2018 Jett Canfield is a top-notch point guard that has received letters and interest from a number of schools.
Canfield is a leader that can run a team, has good floor vision and makes plays for his teammates. At 6-foot, he can knock down shots, do all the little things, and do whatever it takes to help his team win.
A standout for KC Run GMC this summer, Canfield spent a lot of time in the weight room working on his strength and explosiveness.
“I also spent time working on speeding up my release and creating separation. I played for KC Run GMC,” he said. “I feel like the program helps me because it gives me a chance to play for the best coaches and with the best players in the country. In practices we compete with each other to get ready to play in the UA circuit and have the opportunity to travel and play against some of the top programs in the country.
“Our 2018 group has had a lot of success together and I really look forward to finishing it up right with the team this coming summer.”
Canfield has high expectations for his Hayden Catholic squad this season which also feats 2019 standout Zach Harvey, among others.
“It’s always fun to represent my school and it means a lot to me,” Canfield said. “My expectations are very high for our team. We feel like we can compete with anyone and we will play a really tough schedule. The biggest goal is to lead my team and make my teammates better.
“My goal is to win our league and win the state title period. Any individual goals will take care of themselves if that happens.”
Canfield said his dad has been the biggest influence on his basketball career, who was his coach as a youngster.
“He has a really good basketball mind and we talk about it a lot so I try to just soak up as much as possible,” Canfield said. “He coached me ever since I was a little kid and has really helped me grow as a player and a person. I’d say the best lesson he’s taught me is that life is about competition and you have to embarrass it and fight for everything you want and have because nothing is owed to you.”
Canfield is a standout student, holding a 4.1 GPA and is also in the National Honor Society.
He holds an offer from hometown Washburn and has taken unofficial visits to Washburn and Northern Arizona and has drawn some inters from Ivy League schools.
He said he plans to take more unofficials following this season.