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Oklahoma State Hired Brother Of No. 3 CBB Recruit Cade Cunningham

Two basketballs ahead of the Final Four.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - MARCH 29: A detail of NCAA Official Wilson basketballs are seen racked up on the court prior to Oregon playing against Louisville during the Midwest Region Semifinal round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Lucas Oil Stadium on March 29, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Oklahoma State men's basketball program made headlines with its latest hire.

Oklahoma State head coach Mike Boynton announced the addition of Cannen Cunningham to the coaching staff.

Cunningham, who played for SMU in his college basketball days, is the older brother of the No. 3 recruit in the 2020 recruiting class, according to 247Sports' Composite Rankings.

Here's what Boynton had to say about the addition of Cunningham to the coaching staff:

"I am thrilled to be able to add Cannen to our staff. I have gotten to know Cannen really well over the last year or so as I have watched his development as a coach. He has a great knack for player development and has a relatability with players that will be a tremendous asset to the continual growth of our program.

Cannen has strong knowledge of basketball as he has learned from a couple of our game's best teachers. I look forward to the energy and relationships that he can bring to elevate our program to the next level."

Cunningham spent last season at Tulane as the associate director of video operations under Mike Dunleavy Sr.

His younger brother is one of the prized possessions in the 2020 recruiting class, so it's natural for questions to be asked about Oklahoma State's decision to hire Cunningham.

Was this hire made to land the top recruit? If so, it wouldn't be the first time and it won't be the last.

Cade Cunningham revealed his top-10 in late May. The list included Oklahoma State among a bevy of blood-blood programs.