Dick Cunningham

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Dick Cunningham
Personal information
Born (1946-07-11) July 11, 1946 (age 73)
Canton, Ohio
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolCanton South (Canton, Ohio)
CollegeMurray State (1965–1968)
NBA draft1968 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career1968–1975
PositionCenter
Number19, 34
Career history
19681971Milwaukee Bucks
1971–1972Houston Rockets
19721975Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points1,012 (2.8 ppg)
Rebounds1,324 (3.7 rpg)
Assists221 (0.6 apg)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Dick Cunningham (born July 11, 1946) is an American retired professional basketball player.

A 6'10" center born in Canton, Ohio, Cunningham led NCAA Division I in rebounding as a junior at Murray State University with a school-record 21.8 rebounds per game in the 1966–67 season. He was selected to the All-Ohio Valley Conference basketball team in 1967 and 1968. In three seasons with the Murray State varsity, Cunningham scored 981 points and grabbed 1,292 rebounds in 71 games. His 479 rebounds in 1966–67 and his career rebounding average of 18.2 rebounds per game still stand as Murray State records. He was inducted into the Murray State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1986.[1][2]

Cunningham was the 21st overall selection in the 1968 National Basketball Association draft by the Phoenix Suns and also was picked by the New York Nets in the American Basketball Association draft. Traded by the Suns to the Milwaukee Bucks before the 1968–69 season, Cunningham played seven seasons (1968–1975) in the NBA as a member of the Bucks and Houston Rockets. He averaged 2.8 points per game and 3.7 rebounds per game in his career and won an NBA championship with Milwaukee in 1971.[3]

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