Two Offers For Cunnigham

Coming off the Big Time in Las Vegas last month, Kasey Cunningham was one of the hot names to emerge. The Albuquerque (N.M.) Cibola power forward is begging to formulate a strong list.

The kids know that a strong showing at the Big Time can mean big things. Just ask power forward Kasey Cunningham, a senior who know has some pop on the recruiting trail.

"I thought it was positive," Cunningham said of Las Vegas. "A lot of good things came of it. I think I became a better basketball player. I upped my level of competition and a lot of recruiting came of it."

Cunningham, a mid-major prospect prior to the summer, now owns offers from Southern Cal and Texas A&M. "I don't have any outstanding leaders right now," Cunningham noted.

Regardless, one program is chasing him harder than the others right now. "I'd have to say Texas A&M," Cunningham said. "(Billy) Gillisipie is persistent. He calls regularly and sends a lot of letters. I can always expect to hear from him during the calling period."

Among the other interested parties are Iowa, Florida, Oregon and UNLV. At this point in the year, you have to wonder how long a prospect will wait out an offer from a school. Cunningham is weighing that decision right now.

"Maybe (I'll wait) until the end of this month or maybe October." The power forward said he would like to visit Iowa and would be receptive to an offer from Oregon.

Either way, Cunningham understands what he's looking for in a school.

"It's got to be a good team, good coaching and the ability to make an impact my freshman year," Cunningham said. "I need to get some playing time and if not practice hard and get the starters better for the game."

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