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No. 1 Recruit Cade Cunningham to Remain At Oklahoma State Despite Postseason Ban

NCAA Basketball: Texas Christian at Oklahoma State

Five-star prospect Cade Cunningham and the No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2020 has announced he will remain at Oklahoma State despite the school receiving a postseason ban for the 20-21 season.

The announcement came through Instagram.

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Unswerving in allegiance.

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The NCAA Committee on Infractions ruling from earlier in the month concerned many that Cunningham would decide to go a different route that no longer included Stillwater, Oklahoma. Would the future potential No. 1 pick want to play for a team serving a postseason ban? Would the G League score another blue-chipper? How about Europe?


Cunningham did reportedly consider other options such as the G League and also playing professionally overseas, but reports were he was always a long shot to attend another college.

Cunningham chose Oklahoma State after also taking official visits to North Carolina, Florida, Kentucky and Washington.

Cunningham still headlines an 11th-ranked incoming OSU recruiting class that includes graduate transfer Ferron Flavors and four-star forward Matthew-Alexander Moncrieffe, who is considered the top recruit from Canada.

Oklahoma State could very well compete atop the Big 12 Conference next season, but will be uneligible to play in the postseason. However Oklahoma State is still undergoing an appeal of that postseason ban.

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