Canaan, a 6'0" guard from Biloxi, Mississippi, went to Murray State after leading Biloxi High School to the 5A Mississippi state championship as a senior. Canaan had an instant impact for the Racers, as he averaged 10.4 points per game later named 2010 Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) freshman of the year. Canaan would go on to be named to the Murray State HOF. Canaan pro career would take him to the NBA playing for teams across the league. Isaiah currently played for the Greek Powerhouse Olympiacos.