Cunningham indicated football is his favorite sport, but he's enjoying both for the Black Eagles, and wants to reach the next level after graduation in two years.
"I like football a little better, but whatever is in season, I'm all about," Cunningham said. "I'm having fun here (at SC). I have to thank God for giving me this talent. Whatever they give me a scholarship in, I'll take it."
The scary part for South Charleston opponents is that as good as Cunningham is now, he's just a sophomore.
"There is nothing but upside with A.D.," Herbert said. "He's just scratching the surface. To be just a sophomore and be that dominant when he wants to, it's very impressive."
Even though he is just a sophomore, Herbert believes Cunningham, a 5-foot-11 forward, is already one of the best players in the state and has all the tools to make it to the next level.
"He's got a chance to be a first team All-Stater as a sophomore as long as he keeps playing like he is," Herbert said. "He's at a program that gets a lot of recognition. There's eight on that first-team list, and I know there's not five guys better than him in this state.
"He's tenacious on the glass, is a great defender when he wants to be and is as good as anyone around the bucket. He kills the glass, is so strong and very quick and athletic."
St. Albans Coach Marshall Kiser, whose Red Dragons actually led SC at halftime, was very impressed with Cunningham.
"Athletes like him (Cunningham) that are that strong and powerful and jump real well, they just go up and take the ball," Kiser said. "South Charleston is so talented and athletic that teams have to play so close to perfect to be able to compete in the end. They have a great program."