Cade Cunningham


POSITION: PGFROM: Oklahoma StateHT: 6-7WT: 213
BORN: 9/25/01YEAR: Fr.WING: 6-11 1/2REACH: NA

Draft Notes

Cade Cunningham is trending up and is an early favorite to go no.1 overall in the 2021 NBA Draft.

As a big guard he’s able to control the pace of the game and is a very polished prospect for his age, showing maturity beyond his years. His court vision and decision making are elite and he’s got the handles and strength to get to his spots and manipulate the defense.

He’s not the most bouncy prospect you’ll ever see but he can play above the rim and has the strength to finish through contact. He’s got broad shoulders, good length with a nearly 7-0 wingspan and a solid NBA frame.

Cade is adept at scoring in the lane, from mid range and can hit the three point shot. He plays like a smaller version of Ben Simmons, with excellent court vision, change of pace and body control, but he’s a much better shooter than Simmons. He’s got great body control, change of direction and elite BBIQ.

He’s at his best breaking defenders down off the dribble and finding teammates and he’s got a knack for scoring in the lane. He’s lethal in pick and roll situations and just knows how to manipulate the defense.

Cade is the ideal position-less basketball player who can play on or off the ball and guard 1-3.


  • a stronger Shaun Livingston
  • smaller Ben Simmons

Draft Projection

top 3 pick in the 2021 NBA Draft


2021 Point Guards

  1. Cade Cunningham – 6-7 – Oklahoma State
  2. Jalen Suggs – 6-4 – Gonzaga
  3. Devin Askew – 6-3 – Kentucky
  4. Caleb Love – 6-3 – UNC
  5. Jared Butler – 6-3 – Baylor
  6. Daishon Nix – 6-4 – G League
  7. Adam Miller – 6-4 – Illinois
  8. Ayo Dosunmu – 6-5 – Illinois
  9. David Johnson – 6-5 – Louisville
  10. Jeremy Roach – 6-2 – Duke
  11. Tre Mann – 6-4 – Florida
  12. Joel Ayayi – 6-5 – Gonzaga
  13. Josiah James – 6-6 – Tennessee
  14. Javonte Smart – 6-4 – LSU
  15. Quade Green – 6-1 – Washington
  16. Boogie Ellis – 6-2 – Memphis