Former Dayton forward invited to NBA G League event

Josh Cunningham will get to showcase his game in front of pro scouts in his hometown

Former Dayton Flyers forward Josh Cunningham received an invitation to the NBA G League Player Invitational on Monday. He was one of 50 players invited.

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The event takes place Friday in Chicago, Cunningham’s hometown.

According to the G League, “This event will challenge NBA G League hopefuls, vying to receive a contract for the NBA G League Draft in October, to showcase their skills via full-court games for NBA G League player personnel, executives, coaches and industry scouts.”

Another former Flyer, Kendall Pollard, participated in the  G League tryout two years ago when it was also in Chicago. He ended up playing for the Salt Lake City Stars in the G League that season.

Earlier this summer, Cunningham participated in the Worldwide Invitational in Las Vegas. He was one of 72 players selected for the event, which describes itself as the "country's top professional basketball showcase."

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Cunningham, the only scholarship senior on last year’s team, scored five points in his final game in March and finished his career with 964 points in a Dayton uniform. He ranks 52nd in school history between Kevin Conrad (983) and Charles Cooke (957). Counting his one season at Bradley, he scored 1,224 points

Cunningham’s final career field-goal percentage (63.9 percent) ranks second in UD history behind Sean Finn (64.7).


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