Cade Cunningham

Updated on 7/31/2021.  Written by Alan Lu.
2021 rankings were finalized on 7/29/21.

Height: 6-8
Weight: 220
College: Oklahoma State
Classification: Freshman
Birthdate: 9/25/2001

2021 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 1
Projected Draft Range: Top 5
2021 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 1 by the Detroit Pistons


Very good shooter
Good scorer off the dribble
Solid low post scorer
Excels at scoring on off-ball motion plays
Good playmaker
Good rebounder for his size
Fairly good defender that can get steals and blocks
Good athlete


Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Can struggle to score in traffic
Prone to hoisting up questionable shots
Unselfish to a fault
Can have lapses defensively


Cade Cunningham is a smart, skilled playmaker that can make terrific passes with the ball in his hands.  He also can take the ball to the basket or post up to score, and he is an excellent facilitator that can rack up assists.  He also is a solid rebounder and defender.  He also shot the ball very well this year, and Cunningham is a very talented player that is currently projected to be a top 3 pick for the 2021 draft.

RealGM Profile
NBADraft.Net Profile
ESPN’s 2021 Mock Draft

Games Scouted:
7/2/19 USA vs. Senegal
12/30/19 Montverde Academy vs. The Patrick School
11/25/20 Oklahoma State vs. Texas-Arlington
12/1/20 Oklahoma State vs. Marquette
12/16/20 Oklahoma State vs. TCU
1/4/21 Oklahoma State vs. West Virginia
1/30/21 Oklahoma State vs. Arkansas
3/12/21 Oklahoma State vs. Baylor

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