Cunningham was selected by the Pistons with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2021 NBA Draft.

Dating back to the start of the college basketball season, Cunningham has been the wire-to-wire favorite to be the top pick in the draft. And while the Pistons did their due diligence on Jalen Green and Evan Mobley, Cunningham's blend of size, shooting and passing proved too difficult to pass up. The 19-year-old will step in as easily the Pistons' top asset, and he figures to immediately take over as the team's primary initiator as a rookie. Detroit did draft another ball handler in the lottery a year ago (Killian Hayes), but Cunningham is the caliber of prospect whose development will be the franchise's top priority going forward. In 27 games at Oklahoma State last season, Cunningham averaged 20.1 points, 6.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks while shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 40 percent from three (5.7 3PA/G).

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