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Cade Cunningham includes Oklahoma State in his top 10

The five-star recruit’s family lives close to Stillwater in Arlington, Texas.

Consensus top 10 recruit Cade Cunningham has released his top 10 schools and Oklahoma State has made the cut as expected.

Lead 247 Sports expert Jerry Meyer recently changed his crystal ball prediction for Cunningham to OSU and his crystal ball leans 80 percent toward the Pokes. While crystal ball predictions are far from the end-all-be-all, it would be surprising if OSU failed to make his top five.

The interesting thing about Cunningham’s recruitment is that he has been tight lipped about the process. The fact that OSU has gained this much steam in his recruitment despite the lack of public knowledge is surprising, especially as they compete against the usual blue bloods and defending national champion Virginia.

Cunningham is in the class of 2020 and the upcoming recruiting cycles will be important. Kansas failed to win the regular season conference title for the first time in 15 years and also failed to finish in the top five of the conference in recruiting for the class of 2019. The conference is very much up for grabs and landing Cunningham could help tilt the power struggle in favor of OSU.

The 6-foot-6 forward from Arlington, Texas, plays at Montverde Academy in Florida, but his family still lives in Texas. The proximity to home could help OSU, but word surrounding his recruitment is likely to be more of the same: quiet. Cunningham did a blog for USA Today, where he detailed how he likes to play and what his process will be moving forward.

Now that the list is out I don’t have a timetable for another cut right now. I just wanted to get this list out to make things easier for me and the coaches. As for my position in college, I love running the point; I play it at Montverde and I play it for the Texas Titans and I feel like I’m at my best when I have the ball in my hands making plays for everyone. It’s not a deal breaker if the school wants to use me in a different way; I’m all about whatever makes me better. I definitely feel like I can play with another elite point guard, I think that would make the team even more dangerous. I just want to make plays wherever I’m playing; what’s most appealing to me. {USA Today}

Cunningham would be Oklahoma State’s highest rated recruit since Marcus Smart and would be an instant program changer. He will likely be a “one-and-done” and enter the 2021 NBA draft.

Here’s a Cunningham posterization from last weekend’s Dallas EYBL session just for fun.