Jared Cunningham

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Jared Cunningham
Jared Cunningham.jpg
Cunningham with the Mavericks
No. 9 – Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1991-05-22) May 22, 1991 (age 24)
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
Playing 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
2014–2015 Los Angeles Clippers
2015 Delaware 87ers (D-League)
2015 Idaho Stampede (D-League)
2015–present Cleveland Cavaliers
Career highlights and awards

Jared Armon Cunningham (born May 22, 1991) is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers 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 with the 24th overall pick in the 2012 NBA draft. His rights were acquired by the Dallas Mavericks in a draft-day trade, and after just one season with Dallas, he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks and later had stints with the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Clippers.

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.[1]

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Cunningham was listed as the No. 14 point guard and the No. 76 player in the nation in 2009.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman season[edit]

In Cunningham's freshman season at Oregon State, 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.[3]

College Statistics[edit]

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 in exchange for Tyler Zeller and Kelenna Azubuike on draft night. On July 21, 2012, he signed his rookie scale contract with the Mavericks.[4] On December 11, 2012, he was assigned to the Texas Legends.[5] He was recalled by the Mavericks on December 31, 2012,[6] re-assigned on January 28, 2013,[7] and recalled again on March 30, 2013.[8]

On June 27, 2013, Cunningham was traded to the Atlanta Hawks in a draft night deal,[9] and he later joined the Hawks for the 2013 NBA Summer League. During his sophomore season, he had multiple assignments with the Bakersfield Jam of the NBA Development League.[10] On February 22, 2014, he was waived by the Hawks.[11]

On March 31, 2014, Cunningham signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings.[12] On April 10, 2014, he signed with the Kings for the rest of the season.[13] In July 2014, he joined the Kings for the 2014 NBA Summer League but did not receive a new contract offer from the team.

On September 29, 2014, Cunningham signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.[14] On January 7, 2015, he was traded, along with the draft rights to Cenk Akyol and cash considerations, to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for the draft rights to Sergei Lishouk.[15] He was waived by the 76ers later that day.[16]

On January 15, 2015, Cunningham was acquired by the Delaware 87ers of the NBA Development League.[17] On March 7, he was traded to the Idaho Stampede in exchange for Joel Wright.[18]

In July 2015, Cunningham joined the Utah Jazz for the 2015 NBA Summer League.[19] On September 28, 2015, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[20]

Career statistics[edit]

  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


Regular season[edit]

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
2014–15 L.A. Clippers 19 0 4.7 .364 .308 .538 .5 .5 .2 .0 1.8
Career 40 0 4.9 .353 .304 .710 .5 .5 .2 .0 1.9


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