Thursday, October 30, 2014

Marian's Devin Cannady commits to Ivy League's Princeton for basketball career

Standout Knight guard becomes the program’s third D-1 commit in four years, joining Robert Mischler and Demetrius Jackson.

Posted on Aug. 21, 2014 at 4:43 p.m.

MISHAWAKA — Devin Cannady announced on Twitter that he has committed to play collegiate basketball at Princeton University.

The Marian High School senior said he passed on full-ride offers from several other Division I colleges to attend the Ivy League school, which does not offer full athletic rides.

“I could have taken the easy route into a school that offers full athletic scholarships” Cannady told the Elkhart Truth’s newsgathering partner WNDU, “But now I have to study for the SAT and ACT, keep my grades up and just be committed to the process, and know the road less-traveled is a challenging task. But just the type of person I am, I’m up for that challenge and willing to accept it.”

The 6-foot-3 guard, who is also the starting quarterback on the Knights’ football team, was a Truth All-Area first-teamer last winter. He averaged 21.9 points for 14-9 Marian to rank second among area leaders, along with 4.8 rebounds, 3.3 assists and an area-pacing 2.9 steals.

Princeton went 21-9 overall (8-6 in the Ivy) last season and advanced to the second round of the College Basketball Invitational.

Cannady becomes the third Marian boys player in four years to earn a D-1 spot, joining Robert Mischler (Cornell) from the class of 2012 and Demetrius Jackson (Notre Dame) from the class of 2013.

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