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Cade Cunningham WILL Attend Big Blue Madness

(Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports)

(Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports)

After initially scheduling an official visit to attend Big Blue Madness before postponing his trip to Lexington for early November, the top-ranked point guard in the class of 2020 is now expected to be in attendance for this Friday’s BBM, according to Rivals Corey Evans.

Cunningham, the five-star guard and No. 2 overall prospect out of his class, had intended to work with Team USA basketball in Colorado instead of coming to Big Blue Madness. Just a few days after making that announcement during a Q&A with Evans, Cunningham will now join a slew of other recruits in what will be an important weekend for John Calipari and the future of the program.

The 6-foot-6 combo guard is one of the few truly elite players in all of high school hoops and has the potential to turn a good team into a national championship contender. Along with the ‘Cats, Cunningham is also receiving heavy interest from Oklahoma State (where his brother is a coach), Florida (where he took an official visit this past weekend), and North Carolina (where he took his second official visit last weekend). Moving his official visit to Lexington back to this Friday is important news since he plans to make an announcement sometime in the early signing period (Nov. 13-20).

Cunningham told Evans that he wants to be done with the recruitment process “so bad”, so it might just be a case of him wanting to knock out these official visits so he can make a quick decision once mid-November hits. Either way, it doesn’t hurt the ‘Cats chances now that he’ll attend the most-hyped practice in all of college basketball.

As long as the coaching staff and athletic department leave out the stripper poles and money guns, Cunningham will surely be impressed by the atmosphere of Kentucky basketball. This is a dude that should have everyone in the program with an “all hands on deck” attitude.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

26 Comments for Cade Cunningham WILL Attend Big Blue Madness



  1. UKLugo
    12:45 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Am I missing something?? The linked article says he NOT attending BBM.



    • @GoCayts
      12:52 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      That was 4 days ago, things have changed today. That is the point of this article.



  2. season-3-disc-2
    12:57 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Wow! If this is legitimate then this is GREAT news.



    • Cletis75
      1:57 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      What I was thinking! Getting him on campus is important, but getting him here for a big weekend is even better. I hope it’s extra hyped this weekend. Hopefully we have some former players show up, like John Wall!



  3. 4everUKblue
    1:05 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Is it really the most hyped practice anymore? We don’t have strippers on stripper poles, or dope smoking rappers shooting money guns into the stands while performing a profanity laced rap mini concert . I gotta wonder what’s next and how does anyone top that?



  4. VirginiaCat
    1:24 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Crystal Ball has it 94% in favor of Oklahoma State. Hat on the table?



    • BBNnCLE
      1:30 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      Possibly, but go back and look at Jamal Murray’s crystal ball and tell me that actually matters. I’ll go ahead and tell you it was 90% Oregon. Plus there’s still time for that to change and a lot of talk that Cunningham’s recruitment is more wide open than we think.



    • SuperTroy18
      1:42 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      It used to be at 100%, then 99% for OKState. It is trending to Cats!



    • bigbluebreeze
      2:11 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      6%???? “So you’re telling me there’s a chance!?”



    • BBNnCLE
      2:21 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      breeze, that’s 1% more of a chance than duke had with Zion. But then again, we all know why things worked out that way.



    • UKFanSC
      2:59 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      Worry about UNC, not Oklahoma State



  5. bpisforuk
    1:28 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    C’mon, they were acrobatic dancers on stripper poles. Lol



    • BBNnCLE
      1:37 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      And Kansas had no idea what acrobatic dancers meant. Let’s give “Victim U” a break like the NCAA isn’t already going to.



    • opinpi
      2:40 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      They weren’t stripper poles…they were floor-mounted, vertical, acrobatic assist structures.



    • UKFanSC
      2:59 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      Beautiful



    • grammarpoliceUK
      3:17 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      The pic of the mascot smoking a big doobie was hilarious!



  6. clarks
    2:33 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Jackson crystal ball has mich st like 90 % and he cut them from his list



    • BBNnCLE
      2:48 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      Haha I forgot about that one. Further proof to not pay attention to the crystal ball until decision time, and even then it’s not always right.



  7. Guitarteacher74
    2:52 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    We really need this guy. Like really need him.



  8. UKFanSC
    2:58 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    This is great news. He is arguably the best high school player in the nation and would immediately give us a “super class” that rivals any we’ve had under Cal. Insiders are predicting UNC, but ya never know. Let’s reel him in !!



    • BobbyBlue
      3:40 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

      Heck with strippers says Ole Roy—- play for the Tarholes, and you don’t have to attend classes !



  9. Dark Soul
    3:41 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    You all know if he does pick us then the next rankings will have him as the 8th best PG.



  10. NUM1UKFANFROMTHEVILLE
    5:14 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    Great news and don’t think it’s clear cut Oklahoma State for him. We bring all of our 2020 commits plus Greg Brown (his AAU teammate), bring out all the bells and whistles, remind him he will be the centerpiece of next yrs team, and I think we go up as favorites come decision time next month, maybe get a commit in the next couple weeks. I give us a 75% UK, 25% Ok. St.



  11. BBNnCLE
    6:03 pm October 6, 2019 Permalink

    I think he’s gonna shock everyone and join our super class like Zion did with Duke last year, except without being paid. And now I wait for mashburnfan to respond…



  12. Plicknog33
    12:57 am October 7, 2019 Permalink

    U mean CoachKfan don’t you? That dude is a troll and a half. Smh



  13. notFromhere
    3:10 am October 7, 2019 Permalink

    Zion wasnt “paid”. He was just given an advance on his likeness dividends backpay with what looked like a bonus but was really just the future speculative interest on said backpay, which the NCASHAA will approve retroactively as if they didnt agree to it beforehand. Now, the money CBS gave him for attending Duke was just a scholarship for allowing his name to be mentioned and his likeness to be used for “One Zioning Moment” and future adds for the tournament in perpetuity.

    Clever ratscals