The first member of Shaka Smart’s 2018 class capitalized on the Early Signing Period and signed his National Letter of Intent with the Texas Longhorns on Wednesday.
A local four-star prospect out of Austin Westlake, Cunningham committed to Texas on Aug. 4 after a breakout Adidas Gauntlet circuit, in which he averaged 22.1 points and 10.4 rebounds. Such an effort served as another step forward in the production department after Cunningham earned District MVP honors last season after averaging 14.7 points, 11.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.9 blocks for Austin Westlake.
As Cunningham’s productivity levels rose, so too did the activity in his recruitment.
By the time Cunningham committed to Texas in the fall, he held offers from Oklahoma, Gonzaga, Missouri, Oklahoma State and Houston, among others.
Ranked as the nation’s No. 121 prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite rankings, Cunningham is an under-the-radar prospect that should provide Texas with a wide-ranging skill set as multi-year addition.
247Sports Director of Basketball Scouting Jerry Meyer. provided some insight on what Cunningham brings to the table.
“Brock Cunningham is a talented player who also plays with a lot of toughness and grit,” Meyer said. “He is a solid athlete with a solid and broad skill base. In other words, he is good basketball player who plays with an edge.”
A 6’7, 205-pound prospect, Cunningham is ranked as the nation’s No. 32 small forward and the No. 9 player in Texas, per the 247Sports Composite rankings.