Jared Cunningham

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Jared Cunningham
Jared Cunningham.jpg
Cunningham during his tenure with the Mavericks
Free agent
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-05-22) May 22, 1991 (age 23)
Oakland, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school San Leandro
(San Leandro, California)
College Oregon State (2009–2012)
NBA draft 2012 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers
Pro career 2012–present
Career history
2012–2013 Dallas Mavericks
2012–2013 Texas Legends (D-League)
2013–2014 Atlanta Hawks
2013–2014 Bakersfield Jam (D-League)
2014 Sacramento Kings
Career highlights and awards

Jared Armon Cunningham (born May 22, 1991) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Oregon State Beavers, where he was an All-Pac-12 first team selection before being drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the first round with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. His rights were traded to the Dallas Mavericks in a draft-day trade. He was traded to Atlanta in 2013. After Atlanta waived him, he signed with Sacramento for the remainder of the season.

High school career[edit]

In his junior season at San Leandro High School, Cunningham averaged 17.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. As a senior, He averaged 20.4 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. He earned academic All-America honors his senior year and was also ranked as the No. 14 guard and No. 76 overall player by Rivals.com.[1]

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

In Cunningham's freshman season at Oregon State University, he averaged 6.2 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.9 assists per game. In a first round game against Boston University in the 2010 College Basketball Invitational, he recorded a then career-high of 21 points.[1]

Sophomore season[edit]

In his sophomore season, Cunningham averaged 14.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.83 steals per game. He was first in the Pac-10 in steals and was also fifth in the nation. He was named to the All-Pac-10 Second Team and the Pac-10 All-Defensive-Team. He was also named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament Team after averaging 23.5 points per game in the 2011 Pacific-10 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[1]

Junior season[edit]

In his junior season, he averaged 17.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.53 steals per game. He led the Pac-12 in steals per game for the second consecutive season, and also finished ninth nationally. Cunningham was also named to the All-Pac-12 First Team and the Pac-12 All-Defensive Team. Additionally, he was named to the Pac-12 All-Tournament team for the second consecutive season.[1] On April 9, 2012, Jared declared for the 2012 NBA draft.[2]

College Statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009–10 Oregon State Beavers 32 19 19.1 .512 .333 .747 2.0 .9 1.3 .1 6.2
2010–11 Oregon State Beavers 30 29 29.2 .437 .360 .779 3.1 2.1 2.8 .2 14.2
2011–12 Oregon State Beavers 36 35 34.6 .450 .338 .737 3.8 2.8 2.5 .4 17.9
Career 98 83 27.9 .455 .344 .754 3.0 2.0 2.2 .2 13.0

Professional career[edit]

Cunningham was selected with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers. His draft rights were then traded with Jae Crowder and Bernard James to the Dallas Mavericks for Tyler Zeller and Kelenna Azubuike on draft night. On July 21, 2012, he signed his first professional contract with the Mavericks.[3] On December 11, 2012, he was assigned to the Texas Legends.[4] He was recalled on December 31, 2012,[5] then re-assigned on January 28, 2013.[6] He was recalled once again on March 30, 2013.[7]

On June 27, 2013, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in a draft night deal.[8] During his sophomore season, he had multiple assignments with the Bakersfield Jam.[9] On February 22, 2014, he was waived by the Hawks.[10]

On March 31, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings.[11] On April 10, 2014, he signed with the Kings for the rest of the season.[12]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Dallas 8 0 3.3 .429 .667 1.000 .4 .1 .1 .0 2.0
2013–14 Atlanta 5 0 4.4 .500 .000 .000 .2 .6 .0 .0 .4
2013–14 Sacramento 8 0 7.3 .263 .167 .929 .6 .6 .4 .0 3.0
Career 21 0 5.0 .343 .300 .833 .4 .4 .2 .0 2.0

NBA D-League[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Texas 15 13 34.5 .335 .257 .721 2.9 3.0 1.2 .1 15.3
2013–14 Bakersfield 22 19 31.1 .394 .330 .803 3.5 5.0 1.3 .1 16.5
Career 37 32 32.5 .369 .299 .769 3.2 4.2 1.3 .1 16.1

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