Wednesday Leftovers: Oklahoma State, Pitt, Ziaire Williams

Corey Evans, Basketball Analyst

There were a few more pertinent questions to get to in this week’s Wednesday’s Leftovers, including how Oklahoma State fills out its 2020 class, Pitt's top targets, Ziaire Williams and more.

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The easy answer would be Cade Cunningham, the second-ranked prospect in the 2020 class whose older brother was just hired as an assistant coach at Oklahoma State. While the easy assumption is that Cunningham will eventually land with the Cowboys, I don't think it's as much of a slam-dunk as some may think.

Cunningham has been rather adamant that he is open with his recruitment. We broke the news last week that he was down to a final five and he has remained consistent with his words that he will visit Florida, Kentucky, North Carolina, Oklahoma State and Washington before coming to a decision. By no means am I ruling out the Pokes as Cunningham's eventual landing spot, but there is a chance that he could surprise everyone and sign with one of his other finalists.

Five-star guard Bryce Thompson is worth keeping tabs on if Cunningham chooses Oklahoma State. Montreal Pena just visited campus earlier this month and could be a Cowboys lean, and the program also has a good shot at Jaylin Williams.


Pitt really wants a playmaking scorer in the 2020 class and also a big body down low that can impact the game, which has made R.J. Davis and John Hugley the Panthers' top two targets throughout the spring and summer months.

Pitt's primary competition for Davis is Georgetown, Indiana, Marquette and UCLA, while Hugley has yet to entirely narrow his list. Pitt is in good shape with both standouts, and landing the pair would be a tremendous win.

Puff Johnson would also be a big get, but Arizona and North Carolina might be difficult to beat. The Panthers will likely receive a visit from Jalen Bridges, have continued to recruit Zed Key and Andre Curbelo, sit in the final three for Noah Collier and are a sneaky contender for top-60 center Cliff Omoruyi.

I don't know who the Panthers end up landing, but I do expect Pitt to finish with a top-30 class.


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