Kansas Jayhawks

Sam Cunliffe

Position Guard
Height 6'6''
Weight 200 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Seattle, Wash.
High School Rainier Beach HS

A transfer from Arizona State who sat out the 2017 calendar year due to NCAA rules; Was eligible to play following the fall 2017 semester and appeared in 15 contests in 2017-18 … Started all 10 games he played at Arizona State in the fall of 2016, averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds.

2017-18 (SOPHOMORE)
Appeared in 15 games after having to sit out the fall semester due to transfer rules … Averaged 4.9 minutes and 1.9 points … Appeared in two NCAA Tournament games … Played two minutes against Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament semifinals … Logged a season-high 20 minutes with a season-high nine points versus Omaha (12/18) in his KU home debut … Had four points in 11 minutes at TCU (1/6) … Scored seven points vs. Texas Tech (1/2).

ITALY 2017
Averaged 3.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in KU’s 4-0 tour of Italy in early August … Scored in three of four games played, including six points in the third game of the trip against the Players Group (Aug. 5) .. Also had two steals with one each in the final two games of the tour.

Started all 10 games he played at Arizona State in the fall of 2016 … Averaged 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds … Shot 15-for-37 (40.5 percent) from 3-point range with five steals and three blocked shots … Posted five games with 10 or more points, including a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds against The Citadel (Nov. 23). His totals against The Citadel were career highs, as were his five assists for the game.

A four-star recruit according to Rivals.com who was ranked No. 36 in the nation after his senior year … Rated the top player in Washington after his senior season and rated No. 41 overall by ESPN … Averaged 21.6 points, nine boards and three assists at Rainier Beach High School in senior year (2015-16) … Led Rainier Beach to its fourth state title in five years as he was named Class 3A state tournament MVP as he had 15 points and six rebounds in championship game … Transferred to Rainier Beach after his junior season, having played for Bishop Blanchet High School the previous two seasons. He posted 20 points, five assists and five rebounds per game during his junior campaign with the Braves.

Born Samuel David Cunliffe … Son of Mike and Michelle Cunliffe … Has eight sisters … Sister, Hannah Cunliffe, is an NCAA Champion sprinter for the track & field team at the University of Oregon … Undecided on a major.