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2020 Hoops Recruit Cade Cunningham Inching Toward No. 1 Spot in the Country

Things are happening.



We have a … situation on our hands.

When it came out recently that 2020 mega prospect Cade Cunningham was being heavily recruited by Mike Boynton to anchor next year’s class, and that OSU was even probably the favorite at this point to land him, we all put on our Gerald Green orange throwbacks and did a little dance. That news is getting better and better.

On Wednesday, 247 Sports came out with its updated Top 247 for the Class of 2020, and Cunningham moved up to No. 3 on the list after checking in at No. 8 back in May. here’s how he’s risen over the past few years.

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Cunningham is still No. 6 in the 247 composite — which takes into account all viable recruiting outlets — but with 247 itself? Only two players are ahead of him — Evan Mobley, who is committed to USC and Makur Maker, a 6-11 prospect out of Orange, California. Here’s Evan Daniels of 247 with the skinny on Cunningham.

After Mobley is where the updated rankings became particularly difficult. The prospects we considered at No. 2 were Makur Maker, Cade Cunningham and Jalen Green, and the truth is you could make a case than any of the three should be in that spot, especially after each put together impressive springs. [247]

Me ⤵️

There’s more!

Cunningham’s arguably had the best spring of any player in the country, averaging 25.1 points, 6.6 rebounds and 5.2 assists while leading the Texas Titans to the best records in the Nike EYBL. At 6-foot-6, Cunningham is one of the most versatile players in the class.

He’s at best with the ball in his hands, as he’s a gifted facilitator with impressive vision and passing instincts. He’s a good scorer going to the rim, an active rebounder and a multi-positional defender. Oklahoma State has the current edge in the 247Sports Crystal Ball. [247]

So there are things happening, and the things that are happening are very good things, indeed. Boynton has pole position on somebody who would be the top-rated recruit in the history of Oklahoma State basketball (who actually ended up in Stillwater), just behind Gerald Green and just ahead of current No. 2, Le’Bryan Nash.

Cunningham recently included the Cowboys in his top 10 list.

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