Former Princeton standout Devin Cannady signs with Orlando Magic

Devin Cannady truly is a Magic man now.

After a career full of magic moments for Devin Cannady during his Princeton career, he’s poised for some Magic with a capital M.

The Orlando Magic announced Friday that they signed Cannady, who averaged 14.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 40 games last season in the G League for the Long Island Nets. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Cannady was a standout sharpshooter in his three seasons for the Tigers, finishing as Princeton’s fifth-leading all-time scorer and leading free throw shooter by percentage while also scoring the third-most three-point field goals in program history among those with at least 100 attempts. As a sophomore, Cannady was a key part of the Tigers’ 2016-17 team that boasted a 16-0 record against Ivy competition, capping the run off with the first ever Ivy men’s conference tournament win.

Cannady will wear No. 30 with the Magic. He is one of 10 Princeton men’s basketball alumni currently playing professional basketball, according to Princeton Athletics.

The Magic signing brings Cannady full circle some dozen years after he made the trip to the Wide World of Sports facility in Orlando with his local AAU Team.

“Indiana is known for its basketball, but we weren’t extremely athletic or talented but we knew how to play,” Cannady said in Princeton Athletics’s June 2020 “Journey to Jadwin” retrospective for the Mishawaka, Ind. native. “At that time, I really showed myself that I played against all these kids who are doing the same thing as me across the nation, and I showed I could play really well. That’s where I started getting the confidence in myself I could play this game at a much higher level, but the fact I loved it made it so much better.”

 

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