2020 five-star guard Cade Cunningham has committed to Oklahoma State.
This evening, the nation’s No. 2 prospect chose the Cowboys over offers from Kentucky, North Carolina, Florida, and Washington.
The five-star prospect announced his commitment on his social media pages.
“It has been a long journey,” he said. “I remember dreaming about what school I would go to, being on the big stage with the lights on me, doing what I love to do. It was tough for me to believe I could live out those dreams, but I guess that just shows how God works. From being in the YMCA with a big head, trying my best to score without double dribbling. To playing against the top players in the country and around the world. This process was stressful for me. When my brother took a job at Oklahoma State, most people assumed my decision had been made for me. But my family encouraged me to explore my options and make my own decision based on what’s best for me.
“I thank God for blessing me with this opportunity and those close to me for their love and support during this journey,” Cunningham continued. “I loved all the schools I visited, and I appreciate each program for investing their time and energy into me. To be honest, I was this close to picking a different school, but blood is always thicker than water. Go Pokes.”
I am who I am, and who I’m not, I will never be. pic.twitter.com/FDDZBd7KRJ
— Cade Cunningham (@CadeCunningham_) November 5, 2019
Cunningham joins 2020 four-star guard and top-100 prospect Rondel Walker, his AAU teammate and close friend, as the lone commitments in Oklahoma State’s recruiting class.
Meanwhile, John Calipari will push for Kentucky commit Devin Askew – the No. 1 point guard in the class of 2021 – to reclassify to 2020 and lead the Wildcats alongside five-star guards Terrence Clarke and BJ Boston in the backcourt next season.
As for the frontcourt, that’s where things get interesting, as Cunningham’s commitment would have been massive for Kentucky’s chances with 2020 top-ten prospect Greg Brown, his AAU teammate. UK will still push for a commitment from the 6-foot-9 forward out of Austin, TX, with five-star forward Isaiah Jackson – who is set to commit on November 16 – and four-star center Cliff Omoruyi seen as the other likely options.
Clarke and Boston, along with four-star forwards Lance Ware and Cam’Ron Fletcher, make up Kentucky’s current 2020 recruiting class, which sits at No. 2 in the nation behind Duke.