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Potential No. 1 overall pick Cade Cunningham will not attend NBA Draft Combine

The Oklahoma State guard won’t be in attendance at the combine from June 21-27 in Chicago.

Oklahoma State Cowboys guard Cade Cunningham yells from the sidelines during the second half in the second round of the 2021 NCAA Tournament against the Oregon State Beavers at Hinkle Fieldhouse. Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA Draft Combine is set to take place from June 21-27 and one big name will not be in attendance: Oklahoma State G Cade Cunningham. The consensus No. 1 prospect heading into the 2021 NBA Draft, Cunningham won’t partake in the events in Chicago next week. This isn’t a complete shock. Cunningham has been viewed as the most likely player to go No. 1 overall in the draft in late July. He can really only hurt his draft stock by attending. It is a very deep draft, however, so we could see a few other top prospects jump into the No. 1 overall conversation when the dust settles on June 27. Here’s the full list of prospects attending, per Shams Charania.

Cunningham led the Cowboys to a 21-9 record in his freshman season, including a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, the 4-seed OK State fell in the second round of the tournament to the 12-seed Oregon State, ending Cunningham’s college career. He averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists on 44/40/88 shooting splits in 27 games this past season.