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COLORADO SPRINGS, Co. — Cade Cunningham, the 6-foot-7 combo guard from Montverde (FL) Academy, had a great showing on the second day of practices at the Team USA U-19 Men’s Basketball Training Camp on Sunday.
Cunningham, who is ranked by 247Sports as the No. 3 player in the Class of 2020, made a great case to be the top player in his class after Sunday’s practice. He played well on both ends of the court, with physical and aggressive play.
“I’ve been solid,” Cunningham told ZAGSBLOG Sunday. “I feel like I can be a lot better and assert myself more. I’ve been a little bit passive but I’m just trying to feel it out a little bit.
“The USA Camp is a different place. You have to try and fit in with some of the other good players.”
In terms of his recruitment, Cunningham recently cut his list to ten. He is currently considering Duke, Kentucky, Kansas, Memphis, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Oklahoma State, Virginia and Washington.
It’s worth noting that Washington head coach Mike Hopkins is an assistant coach for the U-19 Team.
“Every day I’m evaluating it some more,” Cunningham said. “That list was just to put something out there. Out of respect, I wanted to let the schools I know I wasn’t going to and let the schools I do like know.”
Cunningham hopes to further cut down his list in the near future.
“I want to cut it down to way less than 10, probably around five,” he said. Ten was a lot for me. I’m probably going to talk with my family some more and get it down to five. That is the goal.”
With no visits planned at the moment, Cunningham said he wants to start taking visits for Midnight Madnesses and football games, during the next school year.