The Detroit Pistons got the first pick at tonight’s (July 29) 2021 NBA Draft, and they went with the high-profile Cade Cunningham.
Cunningham is a star player from Oklahoma State, clocking in at 220 pounds and 6 feet, eight inches tall. Now, he’s coming to Detroit to help bring the team to the top of the Eastern Conference.
Last season, during his time as a freshman at Oklahoma State, Cunningham averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists. That showing was so impressive that he earned the title as the Big 12 Player of the Year, plus All-American.
“It’s been special,” Cunningham told ESPN at the time. “I think that’s the best way to describe it. I think the biggest thing is I surrounded myself around great people, more than anything that’s the thing I’m most proud of. That’s the thing, I feel like I’ve grown up the most by being around good people who pushed me to be somebody good on the court and off the court. I’m going to miss it, for sure.”
Cade Cunningham in Action: