Who is A'ja Wilson’s boyfriend? Josh Cunningham keeps getting advice on his game from WNBA star
The pair met in high school and have so much in common, including their birthdays
A'ja Wilson made headlines after she scored 22 points and Breanna Stewart made 17 on Monday, August 2, as they beat France 93-82 in women's Olympic basketball play. With this win, the US team has entered the Olympic quarterfinals. However, despite losing to the US, France also managed to enter the quarterfinals due to point differential with the other third-place teams.
Both the US and France teams will get to know Monday night who they will compete against in the quarterfinals on Wednesday, August 4. According to reports, France was initially leading during the Monday game with a 72-71, but the US went ahead with 12 of the next 14 points to go up 83-74 with 5 minutes, 45 seconds left. Wilson, who is participating for the first time as part of the US team, had scored six points during the run.
Who is A'ja Wilson’s boyfriend?
Wilson is a player in the Las Vegas Aces basketball team. According to her WNBA bio, she “ranks 5th in WNBA history in scoring average among players who have played at least 80 games.” She also “ranks second in WNBA history in free throws made (5.2) and attempted (5.7) per game behind Cynthia Cooper (6.1, 7.0) and ranks 7th and 12th in WNBA history in defensive rebounds per game and rebounds per game respectively.”
According to reports, when not playing basketball, Wilson likes to spend time with her boyfriend, Josh Cunningham, a forward for the G-League Westchester Knicks. It’s quite usual for the 24-year-old to give Cunningham advice on his game. “He's probably tired of hearing it from me. But that's the hard part of having a girlfriend who's a basketball player too,” Wilson once told The Dayton Daily News.
It has been said that the pair met in high school and have so much in common, including their birthdays that come in August. It was Wilson who first initiated and messaged Cunningham, who is also 24-year-old when he was being recruited by the University of South Carolina out of his high school in Chicago. He said Wilson wanted him to think about South Carolina. “When you’re going to be freshmen coming in, you just want to make the class as strong as it can be,” he stated.
While Wilson mentioned that she texted him not just to consider the school, but also “to find out a little bit about who he was.” She added: “Josh is a man of few words though. So as we messaged back and forth and there were some awkward moments.” Though the duo did not end up going to the same school, they remained in touch, and eventually, they realized “we have a lot in common.” “We have soooo much in common – even our birthdays. Mine is August 8th and his is the 11th,” Wilson remarked.
Speaking about their dating experience, Wilson said, “Look I can’t tell you how many people I meet in a day, how many people I run into and talk to. But there’s just something about Josh. It’s his personality and who he is as a man that I just really enjoy. I enjoy having him as a boyfriend.” To which Cunningham added, “She’s just a great person. She very understanding – just a great girl.”