Cade Cunningham is arguably the best recruit in 2020, but he may shock the world with his college decision.
Over at 247 Sports, several recruiting analysts have logged predictions in favor of the Oklahoma State Cowboys for Cunningham, including Evan Daniels and Jerry Meyer.
Yes, you read that correctly. The same Oklahoma State program that went 12-20 last season and hasn’t made it past the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament since 2005.
What has led to this sudden surge for the Cowboys landing Rivals’ fifth-ranked recruit in 2020 is currently a mystery.
One potential explanation for this could be Cade’s brother, Cannen Cunningham, who currently works as Tulane’s team’s associate director of video operations. Perhaps Oklahoma State is trying to hire him in hopes of swaying Cade to Stillwater.
That’s about the only somewhat logical explanation I can think of for what an elite talent like Cade would pick Oklahoma State over the likes of the Kentucky Wildcats, Duke Blue Devils, North Carolina Tar Heels, Kansas Jayhawks and Virginia Cavaliers, all of whom are in the running for the consensus top-10 recruit.
Also, Daniels recently interviewed Cade, which may explain where this intel is coming from.
If this past recruiting cycle told us anything, it’s to not put too much stock in the crystal ball, especially in the summer.
Still, it would appear Oklahoma State is a major threat to pry an elite recruit away from college basketball’s elite programs.
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