Mike Boynton Adds Cannen Cunningham – OSU Sports Report
Jordan King - June 26, 2019 8:35 am
Cannen Cunningham joins OSU men's basketball's staff after a stop at Tulane. via OSU Athletics
This is the June 26th OkState Sports Report.
Well the talk of college basketball the past 16 hours has been the news that came from the office of coach Mike Boynton yesterday afternoon.
Oklahoma State athletics sent out a release that confirmed the hiring of Cannen Cunningham to Boynton’s staff. Cunningham most recently was the associate director of video operations for Tulane under Mike Dunleavy Sr.
The hire created buzz in the college circles because of the jump in role from Tulane video to OSU assistant and most quickly drew the connection to the 2020 recruiting class. Cunningham is the older brother of Cade Cunningham, who is the No. 2 prospect in next year’s class according to ESPN and the No. 3 prospect on 247’s list.
The release quoted Boynton in part saying Cunningham “has a great knack for player development and has a relatability with players that will be a tremendous asset to the continual growth of our program.”
Smart move by @OSUMBB. Last week @usabasketball, former @SMUBasketball player, Cannen Cunningham was wearing Texas Titans AAU t-shirt supporting brother, Cade Cunningham, @ESPN No. 2 player in Class of ‘20. Next day he had Cowboys’ t-shirt on RECRUITING his brother! 👍🏼🏀
— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) June 25, 2019
The hire shuffles the staff around a bit. To make room for Cannen, former assistant John Cooper moves over to Special Assistant to the Head Coach.
As for Cade, the highly sought after recruit is currently in Greece playing on the U19 USA World Cup squad alongside current Cowboy Isaac Likekele.
Golf – Rocket Mortgage Classic
It’s not a major week on the PGA Tour, but it absolutely is a weekend for OSU fans to be paying attention to the Rocket Mortgage Classic at the Detroit Golf Club this weekend.
There will be 10 Cowboys in the field this week, including Viktor Hovland, Matthew Wolff and Zach Bauchou. Those three all went out for a practice round yesterday afternoon with tour vet Rickie Fowler, who is also in the field.
The other Cowboys are Hunter Mahan, Morgan Hoffman, Peter Uihlein, Talor Gooch, Charles Howell III and Kevin Tway. Tway is coming off that tremendous weekend and top-5 finish at the Travelers.
We’ll update you on tee times and scores on tomorrow’s and Friday’s reports.