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Posted On: 05/21/15 2:30 PM
A week ago Fort Gibson 2015 Small Forward Dalton Cunningham’s basketball career was finished. Every player grows up dreaming of a chance to play Division I basketball. Cunningham like many had the dream to play basketball in college, but up until last week Cunningham planned to attend Duke for academics. Everything changed last week when a childhood idol started to recruit Cunningham. Former Oklahoma State standout Keaton Page noticed Cunningham’s great senior season at Fort Gibson.
Page now an assistant on Oklahoma State’s staff reached out to Cunningham to plan an unofficial visit. Following the unofficial visit Cunningham received a life changing call from Oklahoma State Head Coach Travis Ford asking him to be a preferred walk-on at Oklahoma State.
“It is a dream come true,” Cunningham said. “It still hasn’t hit me yet, I am beyond excited. Getting to be a Division I athlete and go to school with so many friends close to home is unbeatable.”
Cunningham a 6’7 Small Forward led Fort Gibson to the Class 4A State Tournament averaging over 14 points per game on 53% shooting from the field. The height and wingspan of Cunningham are simply something you cannot coach.
Cunningham was raised an Oklahoma Sooners fan, but says growing up he loved the way Keaton Page played for the Cowboys. Page always appealed to him coming from a small town in Oklahoma similar to Cunningham. With Cunningham attending Oklahoma State the Cunningham family will have to turn in their Crimson and Cream for Orange and Black.
The future Oklahoma State Cowboy will be in action this Saturday at Prep Hoops Oklahoma 2015 All-Star game. The game is at Mid-America Christian University at 6:00pm. The Prep Hoops Oklahoma All-Star game will feature 11 Division I Signees and many more fantastic Oklahoma prospects.