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STILLWATER, Okla. -- Cade Cunningham, the nation's No. 1 basketball recruit, still wants to stick with Oklahoma State despite the NCAA penalties leveled against the school.

The Montverde (Florida) Academy star point guard released a video via Twitter on Monday morning announcing his decision.

"Now, more than ever, I'm loyal and true," he said. "I'm committed. Stillwater, let's work."

In the wake of the NCAA penalties received earlier this month, which include a postseason ban for the 2020-21 season, it had been speculated that current Oklahoma State players and incoming recruits could look elsewhere. That included Cunningham, who is expected to jump to the NBA after one season in college.

All of Oklahoma State's incoming freshmen but one, Montreal Pena from Arlington, Texas, have reaffirmed their decisions to stay with the Cowboys. And most of the returning players have announced their intentions to remain with the program, despite pursuit from other schools.

Cunningham's decision, however, is the biggest news of all. The 6-foot-7 point guard chose Oklahoma State over the nation's elite programs, and his decision to stay after the postseason ban, which the university is appealing, is a watershed moment.

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