Bradley transfer Cunningham visits Dayton

Joshua Cunningham, a 6-foot-7, 216-pound transfer from Bradley, is visiting Dayton this weekend.

Cunningham announced on Twitter he “touched down in Dayton” on Friday and addressed the tweet to Dayton guard Kyle Davis. The two played together at Morgan Park High School in Chicago.

Cunningham visited Illinois on Thursday, according to multiple reports. He has three seasons of eligibility remaining and would have to sit out this season.

According to the Journal Star in Peoria, Ill, Cunningham was one of six players granted their release by Bradley after last season. The school fired head coach Geno Ford and hired Green Bay’s Brian Wardle.

Cunningham is Bradley’s biggest loss. He ranked second in the Missouri Valley Conference and was selected to the MVC all-Freshman team.

The 6-foot-7 Cunningham started all but one game for the Braves, averaging 7.9 points and tying for the team high in steals at 1.1.

“I want to thank the city of Peoria, the fans and the (Bradley) students for accepting me as a player and a person,” Cunningham said in a statement. “I haven’t gotten to know Coach Wardle well, but I know he is going to be a great coach for the program and will take Bradley basketball to the next level.”

In high school, according a Bradley press release announcing his signing in April 2014, Cunningham “was a first-team all-state selection by both the Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association in 2014 after averaging 21.6 points, 14.5 rebounds and 2.9 assists to help Morgan Park defend its state title. Among his season highlights, Cunningham posted 36 points and 22 rebounds in the first round of the Chicago Public League playoffs, as well as 16 points and 15 rebounds in a 68-67 win against Bogan in the Supersectional.”

 


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