BU recruiting of Cunningham Goes Way Back

Published 04/30 2014 10:00PM

Updated 04/30 2014 10:09PM

WMBD/WYZZ-TV - PEORIA, Ill. - Ronald Coleman has known Josh Cunningham a long time.

And that likely helped Bradley land the Morgan Park senior.

Coleman, in his second year as a Bradley assistant, was the lead recruiter on Cunningham's trail. BU received the Morgan Park senior's National Letter of Intent Wednesday, making Cunningham Bradley's first top 100 recruit since 1981.

"He's a big time athlete, he can play multiple positionsm, can guard multiple positions, he can score from multiple spots on the floor, he's a recipient scorer, can play well above the rim," said Coleman. "He's very good defensively, he's a leader."

Coleman first met Cunningham four years in Chicago and actually offered him a scholarship two years ago when he was on the Nebraska staff. But he's glad the 6-7, 190-pund forward waited until the spring of 2014 to make his college choice.

"After looking at the pros and cons, crossing the I's and T', he came to (the conclusion) Bradley being a good fit for him," said Coleman.


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