Reports: Princeton’s Devin Cannady charged with aggravated assault, suspended from team

According to reports from The Trentonian and NJ.com, star Princeton guard Devin Cannady was arrested early Friday morning following an alleged confrontation with customers and police at a local Wawa. In response, the men’s basketball program has suspended the All-Ivy guard.

According to the Trentonian, Cannady, 22, was allegedly high on marijuana when he pushed a customer and threatened others standing nearby.  When Princeton University Department of Public Safety responded around 3:30 a.m., witnesses alleged that he shouted and cursed at the officers.

An officer dodged a punch aimed at Cannady’s head but was struck in the hand, NJ.com reported, citing a statement from Mercer County Prosecutor Angelo Onofri’s office and also noting that Cannady was subdued after struggling with the officers and eventually handcuffed.

Cannady was charged with aggravated assault on a police officer as well as resisting arrest and disorderly conduct, according to NJ.com.

In response to multiple inquiries from The Trentonian, university spokesperson Ben Chang said that “due to a violation of team rules, Devin Cannady, has been suspended from the men’s basketball team, pending further review.”  NJ.com reached university spokesman Daniel Day, who stated that the university is aware of the incident and seeking further information, additionally deferring further questions to the county prosecutor.

Cannady has played in 100 games for the Tigers, starting 64 over the last three years.  He was named an honorable mention All-Ivy in the team’s title winning 2016-17 season, after averaging 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game.  Last year, the 6′ 2″ guard totaled 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game as he was named to the conference’s second-team.  In his first 12 games this year, he was averaging 19.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists.

One of the nation’s premier three-point shooters, Cannady was recently named to the Lou Henson Award Midseason Watch List and helped the Tigers to a season sweep of Penn with a 20-point, 12-rebound performance at the Palestra last Saturday.  He presently sits at 264 three-pointers, third on the school’s all-time list, and 1,458 points, fifth all-time.  Before his suspension, Cannady was on pace to become the Tigers’ all-time three-point specialist, as well as their second-leading scorer behind only Hall of Famer Bill Bradley,

2 thoughts on “Reports: Princeton’s Devin Cannady charged with aggravated assault, suspended from team”

  1. As we are often reminded, Princeton and the teams that represent it are like a family to many undergraduates. When a student is accepted to the University, Princeton invests in the future of that individual. I recall the term “in loco parentis” from my distant youth. It is that personal relationship that draws many to the University. In that spirit I hope and expect Princeton to stand with Devin at this critical time in his life. That is not to say that Princeton need endorse any possible wrongdoing. But, it does mean for me that it will act to support Devin’s best interests. I think we all hope for a non contentious outcome to this unhappy event.

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