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Court adjourns hearing in Cannady ’19 case to March 4

On Monday, Feb. 25, the Princeton Municipal Court granted men’s basketball standout Devin Cannady ’19 an adjournment for charges of simple assault, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, and being under the influence without a prescription. 

Cannady did not immediately respond to request for comment.


Cannady, who did not appear in court on Monday, was previously arrested on Jan. 18 after he allegedly threw a punch at a Department of Public Safety Officer in Wawa. 

Originally charged with aggravated assault — an indictable charge — the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office had downgraded it to a disorderly persons offense and remanded the case to the Princeton Municipal Court.

Kim A. Otis, Cannady’s attorney, requested an adjournment in order to have more time to review documents that were sent to him the day before by the prosecutor. Otis did not offer details on what the documents contained, but the prosecutor quickly agreed to the adjournment. 

At the time of publication, Otis did not respond to request for comment. 

Before agreeing to the adjournment, the presiding judge, Honorable John McCarthy ’69, told both lawyers that even though he is a University alumnus, there was no reason to believe he could not act as a fair and impartial judge. 

McCarthy also added that he has had no prior interactions with Cannady. 


Following his Jan. 18 arrest, Cannady was suspended from the men’s basketball team for violating team rules. After an investigation conducted by the University, he was reinstated, returning in time to play against Yale on Feb. 8. Last weekend, Cannady missed two games for undisclosed personal reasons. 

Cannady is ranked fifth on Princeton’s all-time scoring list with 1515 points, averaging 14.6 points per game throughout his career and 18.2 points per game this season. The men’s basketball team is currently in a two-way tie for second place in the Ivy League with a 7–3 record.

Cannady is set to appear in Princeton Municipal Court on March 4 at 1 p.m. 

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