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A Chula Vista local will be joining The University of Arizona as part of the best recruiting class.

It's no surprise when there's a Chula Vista local that commits to an amazing college sports program. Still, this particular recruiting class is one of the best in the history of women's collegiate basketball. 

Breya Cunningham, a local who was actually born in Tucson, will be joining the Arizona Wildcats next season after having an impressive high school basketball career at La Jolla Country Day School in San Diego. 

University of Arizona women's basketball coach Adia Barnes says that she's thrilled to welcome this spectacular recruitment class that involves Chula Vista's own Breya Cunningham. 

"Today is such an exciting day for our program!" said head coach Adia Barnes. "I am thrilled to officially welcome Breya, Montaya and Jada. Not only are they extremely talented basketball players, but they are wonderful people. Arizona is now a place where we attract the nation's top talent. They all came to Arizona to win a National Championship. They make our program better. I can't wait to coach them!"

Cunningham has previously represented our country on the world stage winning gold medals in this year's 2022 FIBA U17 FIBA World Cup and 2021 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. 

Breyna says she chose to join the Wildcats for various reasons, such as her mother's history with the university, and the fact she was born in Tucson before eventually coming to Chula Vista. 

"I chose to continue my basketball career at Arizona for a few reasons," said Cunningham. "Many don't know this about me, but I was born in Tucson while my mom was in the NROTC at the University of Arizona. My family has been fans of Arizona for as long as I can remember. One of my first college offers was from Arizona, and Coach Adia has been supportive since eighth grade. I love the support that the community gives to the women's basketball program, and that played a huge part in my decision. I'm very excited to play with one of my best friends and favorite point guard so I know I'll have support on and off the court. I have a lot of support from family and close friends that live in Tucson, so it's definitely a home away from home."

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