Former USC-Upstate guard Mike Cunningham’s time at Oklahoma State has come to an abrupt end. Appearing in just seven games for the Cowboys this season, Cunningham averaged eight points per contest.
As first reported by Jon Rothstein, of CBS Sports, Cunningham is off to “pursue professional opportunities.”
The largest amount of minutes Cunningham had played this season was against Villanova when he posted 15 points in 28 minutes during OSU’s second game of the season. His time on the floor dwindled from there until ultimately an injury and suspension cost him. In his last appearance for the Cowboys, Cunningham only played 13 minutes and recorded no points against Nebraska on December 16th.
“Mike has decided that he wants to move on to the next phase of his life,” OSU head coach Mike Boynton said in a statement. “We wish him well and thank him for the contributions he made in his short time with the program. The standards of Cowboy basketball will never be lowered for a short-term gain. We are building on a foundation established by Mr. Henry Iba, Bryant “Big Country” Reeves, Desmond Mason and countless others who deserve to always be proud of the way we do things in Stillwater. This year’s team, though young, will continue to take pride in who they represent.”
I think it’s safe to say that there’s a lot more to this story that we don’t know about.
Cunningham was the only senior on Oklahoma State’s roster.