VIDEO: Cade Cunningham, potential 2021 top pick, shows clutch gene with game-winner
Cade Cunningham, Oklahoma State star point guard and top prospect for the 2021 NBA Draft, just showed the basketball world exactly what he’s made of on Sunday. The 19-year-old just led the Cowboys to a huge win over Arkansas behind a game-winning jumper that exhibited the youngster’s clutch gene.
Here’s a look at Cunningham’s tremendous late-game heroics courtesy of OSU on Twitter:
Oklahoma State emerged as the victors in Sunday’s bout, 81-77, as Cunningham finished with 21 points, seven rebounds, and five assists. There’s no denying, however, that his most impressive effort on the evening came in the dying moments of the contest. With the game tied at 77, Cunningham knew that it was his time to shine, so he did just that with an amazing solo effort. It was also Cunningham who made the game-clinching free-throws after being fouled on the ensuing play.
Cunningham is currently the consensus first overall pick for the upcoming draft, and Sunday’s performance is another reminder of why this is the case. The former Monteverde high school standout is currently putting up averages of 18.0 points (on 46.0 percent shooting), 6.2 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.1 blocks, while also connecting on 1.6 triples per game on a 38.8-percent clip.
With the NBA season already beginning to take form, it won’t be long before we determine which teams will be gunning for the first overall pick in the upcoming draft lottery. Whatever the case turns out to be, Cade Cunningham is going to be a worthy prize for the victor.