Posted: 5:55 pm Wednesday, April 17th, 2013

Hoops: Grandview Prep’s Ivan Canete signs with junior college 

By Jeff Greer

Ivan Canete will be a Division I guard in the future. He took a step toward that future on Wednesday.

Canete (6-4, 180) signed with Northwest Florida State, a powerful junior college program in Niceville. The consensus Class 2A and Palm Beach Post Player of the Year will work on his academics with the hope of qualifying for top-flight college basketball. He’d originally committed to Isiah Thomas and FIU as a junior.

Canete averaged 24 points 7.5 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals a game for Grandview Prep en route to a Class 2A state title.