By LARRY VAUGHT
Give Cade Cunningham credit for sticking to his commitment.
He had his choice of big-time schools before signing to play basketball at Oklahoma State — where his brother is an assistant coach — in November. However, the Cowboys were hit with NCAA penalties — none involving Cunningham — and ruled ineligible for the 2021 NCAA Tournament if there is one.
Cunningham could have left Oklahoma State and been able to play at another school next season. Or he could have accepted a lucrative G-League offer, which many thought he might with the uncertainty about the upcoming basketball season.
Instead, Cunningham announced Monday he would stick with Oklahoma State this season before likely becoming no worse than a top five pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.
“Now more than I’m ever I’m loyal and true,” Cunningham said.
Cunningham averaged 13.9 points, 6.4 assists and 4.2 rebounds per game as a senior and was the 2020 Naismith High School Player of the Year
Kentucky was one of his original final five schools..