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.
Source: Five-star guard Cade Cunningham will now take his official visit to Kentucky next weekend for Big Blue Madness.
He discussed his ongoing recruitment, finalists & timeline towards a decision earlier this week with @Rivals @RowlandRIVALS https://t.co/h5OO3j7JGu
— Corey Evans (@coreyevans_10) October 6, 2019
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.