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Cade Cunningham on Oklahoma State: ‘I Think They Are Building Something Special’

Cunningham shares what he likes about each of his final five schools.



On Thursday evening, five-star 2020 prospect and hoops sensation Cade Cunningham narrowed his list of potential suitors from 10 programs to five, and Oklahoma State made the cut.

Yes, his older brother Cannen is now on staff with the Cowboys. And yes, his relationship with Isaac Likekele grew stronger — the two were already friends —  as the Team USA teammates won a gold medal together in Greece. And yes, he was already reported to be a surprising OSU lean before both.

But the inclusion in possibly his final list before the final list means Mike Boynton appears to remain on the right track.

After releasing his top 5, Cunningham spoke with Rivals’ Corey Evans about the list and what he likes about each prospective destination.

Let’s start with Oklahoma State.

“My brother is there now,” Cunnigham told Rivals, “it is close to home and I think they are building something special over there.”

Of course, he spoke highly of all five programs that made it this far into his recruitment.

He likes Kentucky, “a big, prestigious school” that sends a lot of players to the pros. He likes Roy Williams, the legendary coach at North Carolina. He also mentioned Washington coach Mike Hopkins, who he spent time with in Greece, and Florida coach Mike White as being reasons for his interest in those schools.

Cunningham told Rivals that he wants to take all of his official visits, though none have been set up as of yet, and end his recruitment by the early signing period which runs from November 13-20. Here’s more from Evans.

More than likely, he will end up in Stillwater and become the face of the Cowboys’ program and thus, attract further premier talent to play alongside him. However, Mike Boynton will still have to defeat some of the game’s best for the talents of the program altering sort of prospect. [Rivals]

For now, it appears the Oklahoma State is still in the driver’s seat for this potential future No. 1 NBA Draft pick, but the bluebloods certainly aren’t letting up.

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