Category: Latest News Written by Scott Burgess
Morgan Park senior small forward Josh Cunningham is among the top uncommitted prospects remaining in the state of Illinois. Cunningham has made major strides in his game over the last year. He is coming off a junior season where showed flashes of the immense potential he has always possessed. During the spring on the Nike EYBL circuit he turned that potential into production.
Cunningham is an elite athlete that is quick to the offensive glass and makes plays in transition. He made major strides in his perimeter game specifically perimeter shooting and ball handling. His jumper became more consistent with his play for the Mac Irvin Fire. Cunningham’s ability to get to the basket in the half court also improved. Defensively he is a nightmare with his length, quickness, anticipation, and hops.
The senior is the top uncommitted wing in the state. We caught up with him to discuss his recruitment beginning with his official visit to Creighton over the weekend.
“It was pretty good. I liked the team and the campus. I really like the team. They are together like we are at Morgan Park. I really like them.”
He likes their style of play.
“They run. They shoot. They are real long. They play defense like my style of play.”
The coaches said they see similarities in Cunningham’s game to their current star.
“They said I play like Doug (McDermott) the coaches son. He is versatile and can go down to the post and shoot. He can play defense and pretty much do everything.”
Cunningham has more visits coming up.
“I know for sure I have two more. Iowa State and Oklahoma. I will probably schedule some more, but I’m not sure.”
Is he looking to decide before the season starts?
“Yes I will probably sign in the fall.”
The forward talked about the progression he made in his game over the summer with his perimeter shooting and ball handling which led to more offers.
“Those are an important part of my game. When I go to college I am going to be playing the three instead of playing the big so I have to make the transition now.”
With the graduation of Morgan Park’s four senior leaders from last year’s state championship team, Cunningham will be looked at as a go to player and leader.
“With Morgan Park I will be playing more of a big man. I want to be a role model to them so they can carry it on next year after I leave.”