It now appears that Cade Cunningham may actually stay at Oklahoma State instead of exploring other paths, such as transferring to another school or looking at professional options.
Adam Zagoria backed that up, saying that there was a lot of buzz surrounding Cade Cunningham staying at Oklahoma State, despite the impending penalties and postseason ban.
Jack Pilgrim from KSR later backed up the statement, saying that Cunningham’s options were “Oklahoma State, overseas, G-League, in that order.”
If this comes to pass, it’ll be unfortunate to not see one of the best players in college basketball in the NCAA Tournament next season. Kentucky would obviously like to get back into the mix with Cunningham if the opportunity presented itself, but it appears that simply will not happen.
Speaking of things not happening, Jon Kuminga is also looking unlikely for Kentucky, as Adam Zagoria also had some scoop about the former No. 1 player in the class of 2021.
Zagoria reports that Kuminga is essentially down to Texas Tech and the G-League, and if he doesn’t go professional, he is going to Lubbock to give Texas Tech a stacked squad. Kuminga’s brother currently plays for the Red Raiders.
Unless something drastic changes, it appears there’s little-to-no shot of seeing either Cunningham or Kuminga end up in Lexington.