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Evan Daniels predicts UK for Cade Cunningham

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Well then.

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Apparently, Kentucky made quite the impression on one Cade Cunningham this weekend.

The five-star guard out of Montverde Academy in Florida took his official visit to UK for Big Blue Madness. While the Wildcats had been picking up a lot of buzz in recent weeks, they still weren’t seen as the leaders coming into the weekend, as that distinction belonged to Oklahoma State, where his brother is an assistant coach.

Apparently, that changed in a big week during his trip to Lexington, as Evan Daniels just logged a crystal ball prediction in favor of UK for the No. 2 overall recruit in 2020.

For now, it’s the only UK prediction at 247 Sports or Rivals, but Daniels is typically the best when it comes to getting a good feel on recruitments. Saying this, even Daniels is wrong here and there, so this is by no means a done deal for UK.

The good thing about Cunningham is he can play and dominate at the 1, 2 or 3 spots, as he’s the ultimate versatile weapon that would thrive under a coach like John Calipari with a positionless approach on offense.

While Cunningham could end up being the starting point guard wherever he goes, he probably wants to play for a team where he can play multiple positions and fully showcase his talents. That’s something he can do at UK, where he could have Immanuel Quickley and/or Devin Askew (if he picks UK) running the point for stretches.

And when Cunningham runs the point, he’ll have a pair of dynamic scorers in Brandon Boston and Terrence Clarke around him.

Speaking of, there have been several recruits in 2020 and 2021 who’ve said they’d like to play with at least one of Boston and Clarke, so perhaps having both of them is making UK even more attractive to Cunningham. Those three together would easily be the best backcourt in college basketball.

Cunningham is planning to make a decision this fall, but he still has a visit to Washington set for this coming weekend, which would be his final official visit. It will be interesting to see if that takes place now...

Fingers crossed.

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