Cade Cunningham, the No. 2 overall player in the 2020 class, just verbally committed to the Oklahoma State Cowboys.
The five-star combo guard announced his commitment Tuesday on Instagram prior to the Champions Classic.
Cunningham, a 6-6, 215-pound guard out of Montverde Academy in Florida, had long been viewed as an Oklahoma State lean after they hired his brother, Cannen Cunningham, to be an assistant coach. Another potential factor was Cunningham’s hometown is Arlington (TX), and Stillwater is a lot closer to home than any of the other programs, and being that he is away from home for high school, playing closer to home may be something he wants to do.
However, that didn’t stop schools like Kentucky, Florida, North Carolina and Washington from pursuing arguably the best player in 2020. But Kentucky and North Carolina had been as the only real threats to keep Cade from joining his brother in Stillwater for his likely one season of college hoops.
Cunningham has taken official visits to all of the aforementioned schools, his most recent being to Washington. That followed a trip to Lexington for Big Blue Madness, which went very well by all accounts.
Following the visit, 247 Sports recruiting expert Evan Daniels logged a crystal ball prediction in favor of the Wildcats. But in the end, the Cowboys won out.