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INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA - MARCH 21: Cade Cunningham #2 of the Oklahoma State Cowboys watches a shot as they take on the Oregon State Beavers during the first half in the second round game of the 2021 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Hinkle Fieldhouse on March 21, 2021 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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:

Anne Erickson's love for music drew her into radio, and she started shortly after graduating from MSU. She has a passion for rock and metal, plus local music. She also fronts the band Upon Wings. Email Anne at erickson@WRIF.com and tweet at her @AnneErickson!