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Cade Cunningham gets a visit from John Calipari

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Cal is going all out to land arguably the best player in 2020.

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John Calipari continues to put on the full-court press in the recruitment of Cade Cunningham.

Over the weekend, Cunningham took a trip to Seattle to see what the Washington Huskies were all about, which was likely the final visit the No. 2 overall recruit will take.

But as soon as Cunningham got home, Calipari paid him a visit in Florida, according to CM Tomlin, Jack Pilgrim and David Sisk. Pilgrim reports that the visit is at Montverde Academy, where Cunningham is set to play his final season of high school basketball.

The belief is Cunningham will now hunker down with his family and come to a decision in the coming weeks, then make an announcement sometime in November.

Coming down the stretch, the three schools in the best shape have been the Kentucky Wildcats, North Carolina Tar Heels and Oklahoma State Cowboys.

However, UNC has taken commitments from point guard Caleb Love and combo guard R.J. Davis, which are believed to have taken them out for the mix for Cunningham.

That’s part of why this has been viewed as a Kentucky vs. Oklahoma State battle for the last month, and both schools have gotten plenty of buzz, enough that this is looking like a true toss-up heading into the final weeks of Cunningham’s recruitment.

Even with the recent buzz for Kentucky, I’m still in believe-it-when-I-see-it move with Cunningham. Having his brother at Oklahoma State is a major hurdle for Kentucky to overcome, and other recruiting experts agree.

Still, it’s good to know Kentucky has a shot in this. When his brother was hired by the Cowboys, everyone assumed the Cats had no chance, but Calipari and his staff have done enough to give themselves a fighting chance as the end draws near.

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