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Cade Cunningham Named McDonald’s All-American

Cade Cunningham becomes the eighth Cowboy with the honor.

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Before even stepping on campus, Cade Cunningham joins the likes of Marcus Smart and Jawun Evans as future Cowboys named McDonald’s All-Americans.

To no one’s surprise Cunningham was among the 24 McDonald’s All-Americans announced Thursday, making him the first future Oklahoma State player to make the most prestigious All-American game in high school basketball since Evans made the 2015 roster.

There are two ways to look at this, but Cunningham is either the seventh or the eighth OSU player to earn the status. Gerald Green was an OSU commit in 2005 before his stock ballooned and he went straight to the NBA.

Player Year
Glendon Alexander 1996
Byron Eaton 2005
Gerald Green 2005
James Anderson 2007
Le’Bryan Nash 2011
Marcus Smart 2012
Jawun Evans 2015
Cade Cunningham 2020

Cunningham is the No. 2 prospect in the 2020 class, trailing only USC commit Evan Mobley, who also made the game. ESPN projects Cunningham as the No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft.

A 6-foot-7 point guard, Cunningham was the MVP of the Nike EYBL circuit this past summer after averaging 23.8 points (59.2 percent shooting), seven rebounds and 5.7 assists with the Texas Titans. His preps team, Montverde Academy, is the No. 1 high school team in the country at 19-0 this season. Three players from Montverde were named McDonald’s All-Americans.

Other names on the roster OSU fans might be familiar with are Bryce Thompson and Isaiah Todd. Both took visits to Stillwater before choosing different schools. Thompson, out of Booker T. Washington in Tulsa, is headed to Kansas, and Todd will be a Michigan Wolverine.

Here is the full list of players selected:

Player College
Scottie Barnes Florida State
BJ Boston Kentucky
Greg Brown Undecided
Nimari Burnett Texas Tech
Josh Christopher Undecided
Terrence Clarke Kentucky
Sharife Cooper Auburn
Cade Cunningham Oklahoma State
R.J. Davis North Carolina
Dawson Garcia Marquette
Jalen Green Undecided
Walker Kessler North Carolina
Caleb Love North Carolina
Evan Mobley USC
Daishen Nix UCLA
Jeremy Roach Duke
Day’Ron Sharpe North Carolina
Jaden Springer Tennessee
DJ Steward Duke
Jalen Suggs Undecided
Bryce Thompson Kansas
Isaiah Todd Michigan
Mark Williams Duke
Ziaire Williams Undecided

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