Cliff Alexander - C (2014)

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Cliff Alexander (Photo credit: Nuccio DiNuzzo/Chicago Tribune)

Class

Position

Height

Weight

2014

C

6'9"

240 lb

School

AAU

Chicago (IL) Curie HS

D-Rose All-Stars

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: (#2 PF / #6 overall)
Scout: (#3 C / #5 overall)
ESPN: 97 (#2 C / #2 overall)
24/7: 100 (#1 PF / #3 overall)
City/Suburban Hoops Report: #2 player in 2014

Previous Rankings: 5 stars (#1 PF/#8 overall) by Rivals; 5 stars (#2 C/#6 overall > #2/#3 > #3/#9 > #3/#10) > 4 stars (#3/#13) by Scout; 5 stars/93 (#3 C/#10 overall) > 97 (#3 C/#13 overall) by ESPN; 5 stars/99 (#3 PF/#10 overall > #2/#9 > #3/#11 > #4/#13) by 24/7

Honors Honors

2013 First Team All-State - Class 4A (AP)
2012 Honorable Mention All-State - 4A (AP)
2012 Special Mention All-State (Chicago Tribune)

Statistics Statistics

2012: 50% FG, 5-8 FT, 4.2 rpg, 6.2 ppg, 1.0 bpg in 16.6 mpg | Adidas Nations

Commitment Status Verbally Committed to Kansas

Alexander made the trip to Camp Randall for the Nebraska game, spent some time with head coach Bo Ryan and return home with a scholarship offer from Wisconsin. The competition for Alexander's commitment will be fierce, as his offer sheet is a Who's Who list of college basketball powers despite only playing organized basketball since 8th grade. Connecticut, DePaul, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan State, Ohio State, Providence and Tennessee have all offered Alexander. He allegedly canceled a visit to Illinois and went to Michigan State instead; his Twitter icon is also a picture of him with Tom Izzo. This will be a tough sell for the Badgers. Rumor has it Alexander tweeted out his Top 8 schools and did not include Wisconsin. It may have been a misinterpretation of a few other tweets which he has since deleted. He's a Big Ten fan for sure.

Alexander's recruitment turned into a complete circus, leading to public (but veiled) comments by Izzo and a final four of Kansas Illinois, Memphis and DePaul. Alexander even trolled the Illini before choosing Kansas.

Press Clippings Recent Press

2013
07.12: 'War' rages to land Cliff Alexander, powerful 2014 recruit (The Sporting News)
06.21: Curie's Alexander includes Illinois, DePaul in top 10 (Chicago Tribune)
05.26: Three-Team Race for 2014 Star Cliff Alexander (Zags Blog)

2012
05.07: Class of 2014 is special at the top (City/Suburban Hoops Report)
01.23: Okafor vs. Alexander is entertaining but guard play proves to be the difference (Illinois Prep Bullseye)

2011
10.03: Cliff Alexander Visits Wisconsin and Now Has Added Scholarship Offers (ChicagoHoops.com)
09.30: Top Class of 2014 Basketball Prospects In The State Of Illinois (ChicagoHoops.com)
05.03: Curie's Cliff Alexander shows promise (Chicago Tribune)
03.02: Travis steers Curie into finals (Chicago Sun-Times)
02.14: Mike Helfgot's news, notes and top performers (Chicago Tribune)

Multimedia Audio / Video

Interview: Cliff Alexander's dunk shatters backboard in game - Ballislife (04.22.12)
Highlights: Cliff Alexander - Highlights from 2011 Adidas Nations (12.03.11)
Highlights: Cliff Alexander 6'9" PF Official summer Highlights mix - YouTube (10.04.11)
Highlights: Cliff Alexander 2014 Chicago's next dominant big man - YouTube (05.01.11)
Highlights: Cliff Alexander Curie 2014 v Keifer Sykes Marshall 2/13/11 highlights - YouTube (02.14.11)

More Info Additional Info

2012-13 Schedule | 2011-12 | 2010-11 | Chicago Sun-Times

Twitter: @humblekid11

Last updated: 08/15/13 2:59 PM CDT

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