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Recruiting expert thinks it’s UNC vs. Oklahoma State for Cade Cunningham

And Kentucky isn’t even the ‘dark-horse’ contender.

High School Basketball: JUN 02 Pangos All-American Camp Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Right when Evan Daniels says that Cade Cunningham’s recruitment is ‘wide-open’ and Kentucky took a trip to Montverde Academy to visit him, Kentucky fans were starting to get hope about possibly getting the No. 2 overall prospect in the 2020 class.

Unfortunately, Corey Evans seems to think that the Wildcats are out of the Cade Cunningham sweepstakes.

In his weekly mailbag, Evans touched on the recruitment of Cunningham, but he thinks it comes down to the Oklahoma State Cowboys and North Carolina Tar Heels, while the Washington Huskies are the dark-horse candidate.

“Oklahoma State has not backed away from chasing the very best in the 2020 class. Cade Cunningham is priority A, B and C, and while Mike Boynton has a great relationship with him and just hired his brother as an assistant coach, I still don’t think that the five-star is a done deal for OK State. Instead, I will say that it is 50 percent in OSU’s favor, with North Carolin holding a 40-percent chance. Washington is the darkhorse.”

So, as you can see, not good news on the Cunningham front. But all signs are pointing towards the Wildcats landing two huge commitments this week in the form of Lance Ware and Terrence Clarke.

If Cunningham goes off the board soon after to one of these other programs, it will be interesting to see how Kentucky handles its remaining targets. The recent buzz has been that Jalen Green and Josh Christopher would end up elsewhere if Clarke picks Kentucky, so Calipari could be running out of backcourt options in terms of current 2020 recruits.