Rank: 7Class: 2014
Position: Point Guard
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Windward
Club Team: Cal Sparks
Schools Considered: USC, Tennessee, California, Stanford, Connecticut
2013 Battle in the Boro
Canada, committed to UCLA, is widely considered the best point guard in the 2014 class. Her scoring is done primarily via drives and pull-up jumpers. She does seem to be adding range, if only gradually. Due to her leadership, assisting and scoring, she would likely have been the event MVP had her Cal Sparks Gold club won the event instead of finishing second. - Bob Corwin
2013 West Coast Premier Invitational
Canada led her team to impressive wins over PBR(TX) and the Wiggins Waves(CA). The game against PBR pitted her against her future teammate UCLA Recee’ Caldwell with the Cal Sparks winning 42-40 in an exciting finish. Canada showed off her ability to drive the lane and score. Though an undersized guard, she has the speed and shooting ability to compete at the highest level. - Jerry Howard
2013 Boo Williams Invitational
Ranked No. 3 in the Full Court Fresh 50, Canada’s basketball exploits have been a regular topic. In Hampton, this future UCLA Bruin started to show some range to complement her exceptional driving and passing abilities. As for her team’s results, several key players are still coming off injuries and a point guard can only do so much (in this case winning her team’s pool before Cy-Fair knocked them out). - Bob Corwin
2012 Nike Tournament of Champions
When you watch Windward play, it is hard to believe the Wildcats were not in the Smith Division. Granted they were thin in numbers, playing only five, but all are likely futures Division I signees, starting with the No. 3 player on the Full Court Fresh 50 for 2014, Jordin Canada. Canada is a big-time floor general with USA Basketball experience. She is tough to keep out of the lane on offense while willing to share the ball as need be. On defense, she is more than willing to get into the opposing point guard’s grill. Perhaps she does need to work on her perimeter shot as everything was to the basket as her team defeated (68-43) Miramonte of Orinda CA in the Division G final, scoring just 12 points but setting the tone. - Bob Corwin
2012 Battle in the Boro
Already a member of the USA Basketball program, Canada is a solid all-around player. She is a stable floor general who readily involves others but can score on her own by driving or shooting over the opponent. - Bob Corwin
Canada is a fantastic guard who is a great passer and can score the ball. She's been around so long that a few people forget she's only a 2014 but certainly a special player. - Kenny Kallina
Participated in the 2012 U17 Team Trials. Won gold as a member of the 2011 U16 National Team.
In 2012-13 was named the LA Times Player of the year, dished out 14 assists against Mater Dei as part of a 32 game win streak for Windward. Averaged 17 points, 7.3 assists and 4.9 rebounds a game and led Windward to a 32-1 record and an appearance in the state championship game where they lost to Bishop O’Dowd.
In 2011-12 as a sophomore, started all 30 games and averaged 12 points, 6 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals per game guiding her team to a 27-3 record and the state semi-finals. Named the 2012 Cal-Hi Sports sophomore of the year. As freshman in 2010-11, started in 15 of 33 games played and averaged 12.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 7.0 steals per game to help her team to a 28-4 record and a California Class 4A Southern Division title.
(Head shot provided by Steven Maikoski/USA Basketball; Action photo by Kelly Kline)