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Basketball star Cannady ’19 arrested, suspended from team after throwing punch at PSAFE


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Men’s basketball standout Devin Cannady ’19 has been arrested after he allegedly swung at a Department of Public Safety officer in Wawa early morning on Friday, Jan. 18, according to The Trentonian.

Cannady is charged with aggravated assault, resisting arrest, and improper behavior.


According to a statement from University spokesperson Ben Chang, Cannady has been suspended from the team pending further review for violating team rules.

Cannady did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

PSAFE deferred comment to the Office of Communications.

The senior guard is the team’s leading scorer for the season with 19.5 points per game. He is fifth on Princeton’s all-time scoring list with 1,458 points and third in career three-pointers made with 264. He averaged 36.5 minutes per game in 12 games this season and played a key role in helping Princeton beat Penn twice to start Ivy League play with a 2–0 conference record. 

The team currently has a 9–5 overall record and is on a two-week break from games for final exams.

According to The Trentonian, police responded to a report of disorderly conduct at the Wawa around 3:30 a.m. Nearby customers had identified Cannady as the disorderly person.


Cannady was “allegedly high on marijuana when he pushed a customer and threatened others standing nearby,” The Trentonian reported.

Cannady allegedly approached the officers while shouting and cursing. He threw a punch toward one officer, who ducked but was struck on the hand.

Cannady was handcuffed before being taken into custody.

The Mercer County’s Prosecutor Office, which is handling the case, did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Daily Princetonian.

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