High School: La Jolla Country Day School (San Diego, CA)
Recruiting Status: eight finalists (see below)
Notes: member of the 2021 USA Basketball U16 team, which won gold at the FIBA Americas U16 Women’s Championship
Recruiting Summary for Breya Cunningham
LJCD’s Cunningham a really big deal, as expected (San Diego Union-Tribune, 1/10/2022)
Cunningham spent a lot of hours reducing the list of colleges she was interested in down to the top eight institutions.
The top eight includes UCLA, UConn, Oregon, Texas, Duke, Arizona, USC and Notre Dame.
Her next assignment is getting that number down to five for recruiting trips.
“I want to have this all done before senior year,” she said. “It has been more stressful than I thought it would be. I’ve built some relationships with coaches and to have to tell them ‘No thanks’ is going to be tough.
“Coming to high school I had to choose between just three schools and that was tough. This decision is literally setting up the rest of my life.”
Cunningham plans to major in athletic training or kinesiology while extending a basketball career that began after a two-week stint in gymnastics when she was 4.
Her mom, Christania Houghton, was her basketball coach after she told her daughter there are no 6-foot gymnasts.
“I can still do a mean cartwheel, though,” Cunningham said.