03 Feb 2024 Tucker Cunningham – Riverview (501 Basketball Team 2024)
Last season as a junior, Tucker Cunningham helped lead the Riverview Raiders to the 3A state quarterfinals.
“My sophomore year, I didn’t finish the season and was not in many games, which drove me to come back even harder this season,” he said. “The work will show if you keep working.”
Now Cunningham and his teammates have their eyes set on a state championship. “Tucker’s skill level is incredible,” said Riverview Head Coach Kirklan Pettis. “His ability to handle the ball, create plays and score at all three levels makes him a high-quality player on the court. He started guard for us last year, contributing a lot of scoring for us and a strong defensive presence. He ended up being All-Conference for us and played a major role in our success last season.
“We have high expectations for him on the court. He is one of the driving forces on the offensive end, creating opportunities for himself and getting his teammates involved. He is also a key defender for us, matching up with the opposing team’s best offensive player a lot of the time.”
Cunningham is a multi-sport athlete for Riverview, competing in soccer for the Raiders. He’s also a member of the high school choir. “Tucker leads by example in practice with his work ethic,” Pettis said. “He’s a very good student in the classroom. Not only does he keep really good grades, but I also get a lot of feedback about what a respectful student he is.”