In the recruiting world, we have an update on the recruitment of 2020 superstar Cade Cunningham.
Evan Daniels wrote on 247 Sports about Cunningham and was able to talk to him about his game and recruitment.
Daniels had this to say about Cunningham:
“At 6-foot-6, Cunningham impacts the game across the board. He’s at his best with the ball in his hands as a distributor and playmaker, but he’s also a multi-positional defender, a very good rebounder and a strong finisher at the rim.”
Cade knows that his game has improved a lot since last year and credits the talent he faces every day and his coach, Kevin Boyle.
One thing that Cunningham will do, if he decided to come to Kentucky, is go against other top tier talent in practice every single day, just like he does at Montverde, which is one of the best in the nation at producing high-major talent and future NBA Draft picks.
So far through the EYBL, Cunningham has been very impressive, averaging 25.1 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 5.2 assists a game. Since he started performing at such a high level, the blue blood schools are jumping in on the recruitment.
“Kansas, Memphis, all the blue bloods, Carolina, I had a great conversation with coach [Roy] Williams, Texas, Virginia,” Cunningham said of who he is hearing from.
He has an official offer from all those schools, as well as Duke. However, Daniels notes that while they can’t confirm it, the popular belief is that Kentucky has also offered Cunningham.
Although Cunningham has yet to put out his official list of schools, it appears that we will get that list sometime in June, according to USA Today’s Jason Jordan.
He was asked about when he will be putting that list out.
“I’m probably gonna drop a list of seven or eight schools in June. I just feel like constantly putting out who’s offered me is just a distraction. I don’t need to do that all the time; I just need to focus on getting better.”
At the end of the day, Cunningham is a playmaker that is willing to do whatever it takes to win. That’s all he really wants to do.
I fully expect to see Kentucky on that official list when it comes out, and expect them to be in the hunt all the way to announcement day. And hopefully, the 2020 star will end up in Lexington.