Cade Cunningham, the No. 2 overall player in the 2020 class, could be ready to make his college decision as early as this week.
For Cunningham, the word is that his decision could be made in the coming days and, if it is, would be in favor of Oklahoma State. While there was a lot of talk that he was leaning toward Kentucky last month, I have not budged from my prediction. The Pokes have a lot going for them, of course, with his brother being on staff and Mike Boynton being the first power conference coach to offer him. Cunningham could potentially visit Stillwater again this weekend. Be on the lookout, because a commitment could be near.
Cunningham, who is a 6-6, 215-pound guard out of Montverde Academy, has long been viewed as an Oklahoma State lean after they hired his brother, Cannen Cunningham, to be an assistant coach.
However, Kentucky has picked up a lot of steam following a recent official visit to Lexington for Big Blue Madness. That included a prediction from 247 Sports recruiting ace Evan Daniels for the Wildcats. But Evans, as well as 247 Sports recruiting analyst Andrew Slater, have stuck with their predictions for the Cowboys.
Cunningham is ranked as the No. 2 player on 247 Sports, and he recently took over the top spot in the USA Today Chosen 25. He put on a show during the Nike EYBL this year, averaging 25 points, 6.6 rebounds, 5.2 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.4 steals a game. He also led the USA U19 team to a gold medal posting 21 points, 7 rebounds, and 7 assists in the final game.
While Kentucky has gained steam, I’m still going with the Cowboys and the brother connection to win out in this recruitment.
If Cunningham does decide this week, who do you think will be the pick?