Billy Cunningham Basketball News & Bio


Name:Billy Cunningham
Hometown:Brooklyn, NY
High School:Erasmus Hall
Born:June 3, 1943 (78)
Height/Weight:6-6, 218
Position:F/C
Notes:1965 ACC Basketball POY, All-American, 1967 NBA Champ, 4x NBA All-Star
Billy Cunningham

Billy Cunningham's daughter jumps into action during neighborhood fire
"We were home and eating dinner when we heard a loud explosion or boom, and some things shook in the house," said Heather Cunningham, the...

NYC 1960s: Incubator of World’s Best Basketball Players
UNC's first Black scholarship player was Harlem-reared Charlie Scott, the future Hall of Famer who attended Manhattan’s Stuyvesant High School before transferring to Laurinburg Institute...

From Cunningham to Carter, an incredible streak ends but not the life lessons from Dean Smith
When Vince Carter retired from the NBA last month after 22 years with eight teams, the world’s premier basketball league was left with no players...

Tar Heel Firsts: UNC’s First Basketball Olympian
Larry Brown was a first-team All-ACC player for Dean Smith’s second North Carolina team in 1962-63. At 14.2 points per game, he was the second...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Billy Cunningham, Women's Soccer Roundtable, and More
UNC Basketball great and Hall of Famer Billy Cunningham discusses his time at UNC, how he got the nickname "The Kangaroo Kid", and more. Next,...

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