Without the month of July, Cunningham might not have gotten the exposure needed to join A-10 powerhouse George Washington. ‘
"I went to West Virginia and I averaged 25 and 11 there," Cunningham, a member of the Hoop Booth team said. "I did really, really good there. That brought a lot of attention. Back in April at the Charlie Weber in D.C. I did real good there too.
"I've been really good over the summer and in Las Vegas I averaged 24.6 and I also had 48 points in a game. I really showed my ability out in Vegas, West Virginia and throughout the summer. I caught a lot of coach's eyes."
Before opting for the Colonials, St. John's (offer), Boston College, Clemson, Wichita State, Illinois and Virginia Commonwealth showed interest. However, he's got a lot of roots in D.C. where a significant portion of his family resides.
"I've been there before so I liked the campus, the school and the coaching staff. My AAU coach went there and he knows a lot of people at that school. I just felt real comfortable and I felt that it was the right decision. The academics feel real good. They were watching me a couple of years ago too. They've seen me since I was in the 9th grade."
The commitment is a big one for George Washington. This young man is on the rise, had a great summer and should fit nicely into how they play.