Former San Leandro High Hoop Star Jared Cunningham To Enter NBA Draft

Opts for pro ball rather than finish senior year at Oregon State University.


Jared Cunningham, the hoop sensation from San Leandro High's Class of 2009, has decided to forgo his senior year at Oregon State University to enter the NBA draft, according to a newspaper report.

"I’m ready to fulfill my dream of playing in the NBA," Cunningham told the Oregon Register-Guard.

In his senior year at San Leandro High under coach Sean MacKay, Cunningham averaged 20.4 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 2.0 steals.

At OSU, Cunningham ranked 13th on the school's all-time scoring list with 1,271 points, second in steals with 219 and third in free throws made with 427.

OSU head coach Craig Robinson said Cunningham had learned a lot.

"To be considered as a potential professional is every kid’s dream, and we support him whole-heartedly," Robinson told the Register-Guard.

In March, Patch videotaped two interviews with Cunningham, one recalling his and the other on his plans for .

Cunningham is San Leandro's best hope of producing a star of the caliber of the NBA's Jeremy Lin.

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