Posted On: 10/6/19 8:27 PM

Caden Cupp embarked upon an official visit to Warren Wilson College the first week of October.  He returned home uncommitted.  

“It went really well,” shared Cupp Sunday evening.  “Got home yesterday.”

As much as the Gibbs High senior enjoyed his time he is not verbally committed, nor is he eliminating the Warren Wilson College coaching staff.  The door is still open for new college coaches.  Meanwhile, the door is not closed to Warren Wilson College.  

Colleges

Before narrowing his search, @CadenCupp will have to take more visits and learn more of other schools.  During his PrepHoopsTN interview he graciously addressed his college and basketball priorities. 

“I want to attend a college with a strong Science and/or Biology program, and that will help prepare me for life after college,” said Caden Cupp.  “I would like a school that holds a diverse student population.”

“Warren Wilson College is a private institution that was founded in 1894. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 657, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 1,135 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Warren Wilson College’s ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #160. Its tuition and fees are $37,364 (2019-20)” — U.S. News and World Report

Warren Wilson College, though a smaller student body than most schools, did just bestow undergraduate degrees on many Environmental Studies majors (19%).  Biology is a strong, popular option at the liberal arts school.

Alas, Warren Wilson College is one of three schools reciprocating interest in the 6-foot-3 shooting guard.  

In September, the senior wing dropped by Maryville College for an unofficial visit.  Cupp spent his AAU career donning the regal purple of Team Passion Elite.  On his own merits, and by playing with other talented teams like Ty Hurst, Cupp gained some recruiting momentum back in the summer.

Johnson University will host Caden Cupp this upcoming weekend, though he remains completely open to new opportunities.  

High School

Gibbs High will benefit from the maturation of Caden’s game.  Last season they finished 13-15 with a 7-3 district record.  With Cupp a year more advanced, accompanied by Mikey Robinson and high-flying wing Shawn Park, Gibbs might be able to replicate the postseason success of 2019.

“I want to play for a basketball program where I can make a positive and immediate contribution,” said Cupp.  “The coach wants you to succeed both on and off the court and expects passion for the game. I see myself being on a team that respects one another, and most importantly, the game they play.”

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