Princeton senior guard Devin Cannady has taken a leave of absence from the university and will not play for the remainder of the season, the Daily Princetonian reported Friday.
“Devin Cannady has decided to take a voluntary leave of absence from school to attend to a personal matter and, consequently, will not be playing basketball for the remainder of the season. He has our full support,” Deputy University Spokesperson Mike Hotchkiss wrote in a statement.
The news comes after Cannady was arrested in January following an alleged confrontation with customers and police at a local Wawa.
Cannady was initially charged with aggravated assault but now faces lesser charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and being under the influence without a prescription, according to the Daily Princetonian, which also noted that the Princeton Municipal Court has adjourned his case until Monday.
Cannady was reinstated after a three-game suspension levied by the university, playing in four games before Friday’s announcement but missing Princeton’s two games last weekend for undisclosed reasons.
Cannady Friday on Twitter gave thanks to members of Princeton Athletics for their support:
I’d like to thank our AD, the athletic department, and the coaching staff for supporting me through this tough time. While it saddens me that I’ll no longer suit up for the program that I gave my all to, they will have my continued support as they pursue another Ivy League Title. https://t.co/KGjACEK9hg
— Devin Cannady 🍬 (@devin_cannady3) March 1, 2019
Cannady played in 104 games for the Tigers. He was named an honorable mention All-Ivy in the team’s conference title-winning 2016-17 season after averaging 13.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Last year, Cannady totaled 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game and was a conference second-team selection.
Cannady scored in double figures in 14 of the 16 games he played as a senior, averaging 18.9 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 steals per contest.