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Cade Cunningham sticking with Oklahoma State

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The No. 1 overall player in 2020 is sticking with his brother.

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When the NCAA hit the Oklahoma State Cowboys’ basketball program with a postseason ban for the 2020-21 season, many started wondering what that meant for Cade Cunningham who is the No. 1 overall player in the class.

Now we have our answer, as Cunningham has announced he will remain with the Cowboys.

Cunningham originally picked the Cowboys over Kentucky back in November. But once Oklahoma State was hit with a postseason ban, recruiting experts stated that they wouldn’t be shocked to see the Cats among his early suitors if he reopened his commitment.

However, his options weren’t only the college route, as he was reportedly considering the G-League route, playing professionally overseas, or even sitting out a year to train with his family in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The driving force behind Cunningham remaining at Oklahoma State is the same reason why he committed there in the first place: His brother, Cannen, is an assistant on their staff. As Cunningham put it when he made his initial commitment, “blood is thicker than water.”

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