Comparisons are a vital part of sports. We can't set our eyes on a new talent without immediately pointing to who that player reminds us of, like the Leonardo Di Caprio meme from Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. I do it too, so I wish I had an answer for why we can't escape the jaws of a player-comp,...
Far-Fetched Friday: Cade Cunningham Leads Oklahoma State to BIG12 Title
This particular prediction is about the best freshman in college basketball this season, Cade Cunningham. It could even be argued that he is the best player in all of college basketball. He is the reason I believe the Oklahoma State Cowboys will win their first BIG 12 Basketball Championship since 2004.
Welcome back to Far-Fetched Friday, where every Friday we give you a bold prediction that we believe will come to fruition. This Friday we look at the Cowboys of Oklahoma.
As far as predictions go, this falls into the realm of Far-Fetched. After all, this is an Oklahoma State team that lost four starters from a team that finished 7th in the Big 12 with a 7 and 11 record last season. So, realistically it would take a lot for the Cowboys to win this season's conference championship.
But strange things can happen in a Covid-19 affected basketball season. And on top of that, this team might have the best guard play in all of college basketball.
There's Cade Cunningham, who comes in as the number 1 player in the class of 2020.
Cade Cunningham is really that good. A 6'7 point guard with a wingspan that extends over 7 feet, and a shooting touch to supplement that frame, there are some who believe that had he been eligible, he would have been the number 1 overall pick in the 2020 draft.
There's Isaac Likekele, a junior guard who comes into the season as a triple-double threat and valuable experience in the BIG 12.
There's Rondel Walker, another freshman point guard who comes out of high school as a top 100 player.
Between the guard play of those three players and the likes of Keylan and Kalib Boone, Oklahoma State will surprise you by the season's end.
It will also serve as the kind of season Cade Cunningham needs to cement his stock as the number 1 player in next year's draft.
Oklahoma State will win their first conference championship in 17 years.
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