2 - Cade Cunningham

6-8, 220 Point Guard/Shooting Guard
Oklahoma State Freshman
Birthday
09/25/01 (19.6 yrs)
Hometown
Arlington, TX
High School
Montverde Academy
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
8
Size
9
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
9
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
9
Passing
9
Intangibles
8

NBA Comparison: Grant Hill

Strengths: 6’6 combo guard … Good size and length, especially for position with a 7’0.25 wingspan … Good athlete, gets to the rim and finishes above the rim with ease. Quick jump that he uses on both ends … Good scoring ability in the open floor as well as in the half-court. Can create shots against any defender at the high school level; shoots over the top of shorter defenders and drives on big men when on the perimeter. Slashes to the rim off the dribble going both left and right. Protects the ball on drives. Changes speed … Accurate around the rim and hits shots with either hand at various angles. Can score in the post and shows nice touch on jump hook … Can score in a variety of ways. Scoring stats: 9.3 ppg 53.8% FG% Nike EYBL 2018. 23.8 ppg (7th) 59.2% FG% Nike EYBL 2019. 11.7 ppg U19 World Cup 2019. Shot 48.7% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Can shoot off the catch or dribble. High release point, doesn’t waste motion in his shot, and gets it off with just a little bit of space. Shot 35% 3PT% over the Nike EYBL in 2019 and made noticeable improvement over his senior year as a 3PT shooter … Good ball handler and can serve as a team’s primary at the point, makes plays for himself and others. Uses dribble moves in transition at full speed; using effective crossovers, in & outs, spins, etc. … Unselfish and high IQ. Very good court vision and passing ability. Makes crosscourt passes with either hand. Makes proper reads and decisions. Alert for cutters/alley-oop opportunities and knows where he’s passing before he receives the ball. Good timing on lead passes. Passes out of drives. Good pick & roll ball handler. Averaged 5.3 assists per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Finished 3rd with 5.7 assists per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good balance of playing aggressive and letting it come to him. Knows when to score and when to facilitate … Can play on or off the ball … Versatile defender, defending every position at the high school level and projects to guard different positions at the next levels. Positions himself well on the defensive end. Averaged 1.3 steals per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Averaged 1.4 steals per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good timing and blocks shots well for position. Averaged 1.2 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Averaged 0.9 blocks per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good rebounder for position. Averaged 7 rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Strong build and physical profile. Plays physical and through contact. Draws fouls at a good rate. Shot a 4th most 7.6 free throws per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Impacts the game in multiple areas and is still effective if he’s not scoring … High floor …

Weaknesses: Not a lot to nitpick with Cunningham being a well-rounded prospect … Good athlete and has no problem finishing above the rim but wouldn’t be categorized as top tier in terms of explosive ability … Can expand midrange game … Can work on limiting the turnovers. Can try to thread too many needles through traffic and forces passes at times. Averaged 2.9 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Good athlete but doesn’t have the quickest feet. Plays good on-ball defense at the high school level but may lack some lateral quickness when defending point guards at the highest level …

Outlook: Oklahoma State freshman … Helped lead Montverde to a 25-0 record as a senior … 2020 Naismith Player of the Year … 2020 McDonald’s All-American … Named to the 2020 Jordan Brand Classic … Named to the 2020 Nike Hoop Summit … 2019 Nike EYBL MVP … MVP of the 2019 Pangos All-American Camp … Won Gold at the U19 World Cup in 2019 …

Evan Tomes 11/13/20

Strengths: 6’6 combo guard … Good size and length, especially for position with a 7’0.25 wingspan … Good athlete, gets to the rim and finishes above the rim with ease. Quick jump that he uses on both ends … Good scoring ability in the open floor as well as the half-court. Can create shots against any defender at the high school level; shoots over the top of shorter defenders and drives on opponents of his size when on the perimeter. Slashes to the rim off the dribble going both left and right. Protects the ball on drives. Changes speed … Accurate around the rim and hits shots with either hand at various angles. Can score in the post and shows nice touch on jump hook … Averaged 9.3 points per game at 53.8% FG% over the Nike EYBL in 2018 and finished 7th in scoring with 23.8 points per game at 59.2% FG% in 2019. Averaged 11.7 points per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Shot 48.7% FG% at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Can shoot off the catch or dribble. High release point and doesn’t waste motion in his shot. Has shooting range out to the three … Good ball handler and can serve as a team’s primary at the point, makes plays for himself and others. Uses dribble moves in transition at full speed; using effective crossovers, in & outs, spins, etc. … Unselfish and high IQ. Very good court vision and passing ability. Makes crosscourt passes with either hand. Makes proper reads and decisions. Alert and knows where he’s passing before he receives the ball. Passes out of drives. Can run the pick & roll. Averaged 5.3 assists per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Finished 3rd with 5.7 assists per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good balance of playing aggressive and letting it come to him. Knows when to score and when to facilitate … Can play on or off the ball … Versatile defender, defending every position at the high school level and projects to guard different positions at the next levels. Positions himself well on the defensive end. Averaged 1.3 steals per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Averaged 1.4 steals per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good timing and blocks shots well for position. Averaged 1.2 blocks per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019. Averaged 0.9 blocks per game at the U19 World Cup in 2019 … Good rebounder for position. Averaged seven rebounds per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Strong build and physical profile. Plays physical and through contact. Draws fouls at a good rate. Shot a 4th most 7.6 free throws per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Impacts the game in multiple areas and is still effective if he’s not scoring … High floor …

Weaknesses: Definitely a scoring threat from three and was solid over the Nike EYBL (35% 3PT%) but can still improve consistency. Only shot 7.1% 3PT% (1-14) at the U19 World Cup in 2019. Missed all six 3PT attempts over seven games at the NBPA Top 100 in 2019 … Can expand midrange game and improve midrange shooting consistency … Can work on limiting the turnovers. Averaged 2.9 turnovers per game over the Nike EYBL in 2019 … Good athlete but doesn’t have the quickest feet. Gets beat at times when defending guards on the perimeter …

Outlook: Previously a scoring wing, Montverde experimented and succeeded running Cunningham at the point, positioning him to the top of his class … 2019 Nike EYBL MVP … MVP of the 2019 Pangos All-American Camp … Won Gold at the U19 World Cup in 2019 …

Evan Tomes 8/27/19

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