Dick Cunningham

For the American football player, see Dick Cunningham (American football).
Dick Cunningham
Personal information
Born (1946-07-11) July 11, 1946
Canton, Ohio
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight 245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High school Canton South (Canton, Ohio)
College Murray State (1965–1968)
NBA draft 1968 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21st overall
Selected by the Phoenix Suns
Playing career 1968–1975
Position Center
Number 19, 34
Career history
19681971 Milwaukee Bucks
1971–1972 Houston Rockets
19721975 Milwaukee Bucks
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 1,012 (2.8 ppg)
Rebounds 1,324 (3.7 rpg)
Assists 221 (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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