Cliff Alexander is widely considered a top-5 recruit by most recruiting websites — some have him as highly rated as the third best prospect for the 2014 class. This would all make his decision as to what program he plans on attending a big deal. So, obviously, his latest tweet is kind of a big deal.
I will be making my college decision on ESPN November, 20th tune in
— Cliff Alexander (@humblekid11) October 8, 2013
Of course, he is going to be making his announcement on ESPN — why wouldn’t he?
The Kansas Jayhawks are considered the program in the lead to scoop up Alexander’s services, but there happens to be four other teams in the mix. As reported yesterday, Illinois, DePaul, Michigan State and Memphis are also in the running.
DePaul being the mix is obviously a shocker. If Alexander decided to go play for Oliver Purnell, well, the world might crumble beneath our feet. To be fair, however, DePaul would be a hometown selection for Alexander — as he calls Chicago home.
Alexander is a 6-foot-8, 225-pound man-beast. He also spends his winters being a phenomenal power forward prospect.
Expect the college basketball world to be buzzing with rumors and excitement as November 20th nears. Until then, though, it is all just speculation.