Cade Cunningham Signs with Agents Jeff Schwartz, James Dunleavy Ahead of NBA Draft

Adam WellsApril 10, 2021

Oklahoma State guard Cade Cunningham (2) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against Oklahoma, Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021, in Norman, Okla. (AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck)
AP Photo/Garett Fisbeck

Cade Cunningham, the potential No. 1 pick in the 2021 NBA draft, has officially hired agents. 

Excel Sports Management announced Saturday that Cunningham has joined its client roster:

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🚨 Breaking News 🚨<br><br>Cade Cunningham (@CadeCunningham_) is the newest member of the Excel family! #NBADraft #exceling pic.twitter.com/1M3vj8Vu9F

Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Jeff Schwartz and James Dunleavy will represent the Oklahoma State star. 

Cunningham officially declared for the NBA draft on April 1 after an outstanding freshman season at Oklahoma State. 

“It’s hard to make that decision in the moment, so I just wanted to wait until my head was level,” he said. “But I was just blessed to have that opportunity to be able to enter the draft. I felt like I had did a lot of the work early to be in that position.”

Oklahoma State was a No. 4 seed in the 2021 NCAA men's tournament after going 20-8 during the regular season. The Cowboys were upset 80-70 in the Round of 32 by Oregon State. 

B/R's Jonathan Wasserman has Cunningham ranked as the best prospect in the 2021 draft class. 

Expectations were high for Cunningham when he committed to Oklahoma State. He was rated as a 5-star prospect and the No. 1 overall player in the 2020 recruiting class, per 247Sports' composite rankings

Cunningham lived up to the hype as a consensus first-team All-American and Big 12 Player of the Year. The 19-year-old averaged 20.1 points on 43.8 percent shooting (40.0 percent from three-point range), 6.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 27 games at Oklahoma State.