On Saturday afternoon, Kentucky Basketball received a commitment from five-star recruit Terrence Clarke, who is now ranked as the No. 4 player in the 2020 class after announcing his reclassification. Evan Daniels says Clarke may be the best scorer playing high school basketball.
John Calipari and his staff did not rest on their success, though, as they stayed on the trail and went to see Cade Cunningham on Sunday, according to his trainer.
Kentucky’s John Calipari and Tony Barbee were in for an in-home visit with Cade Cunningham’s family on Sunday. Less than a week after seeing the 2020 No. 2 prospect at Montverde in Florida. pic.twitter.com/DVuAHEk0QJ— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) September 16, 2019
Cunningham is the No. 2 overall player in the 2020 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings. Listed as a combo guard, many just describe him as a big, strong point guard.
Cunningham’s older brother has been hired as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State going into next season, and many have speculated that the hire would secure a commitment from Cade. However, the entire family continues to say that is not the case. And if Oklahoma State’s coach ends up on the hot seat, it may not matter very much anyway.
North Carolina is also viewed as a major threat for Cunningham.
Since Clarke’s commitment on Saturday, there has been a lot of buzz about creating a “super team” of 2020 recruits. While Jalen Green removed Kentucky from his list earlier this week, there are still several big fish on the list that may consider joining Clarke, Lance Ware, BJ Boston, and Cam’Ron Fletcher at Kentucky next season. Josh Christopher’s name keeps coming up, as well as a potential reclassification from 2021 recruits Paolo Banchero, Devin Askew and Jonathan Kuminga.
Getting Cunningham to Lexington would be a huge addition to an already fantastic class coming to Kentucky in 2020. The legitimacy of his claims that it is not a done deal to Oklahoma State remains to be seen, but with Calipari getting face time with him you have to give Kentucky a puncher’s chance.