Cliff Alexander, One of 2014's Top Recruits, Lists 10 Finalists

By Paul Seaver
Kim Klement-USA Today Sports

One of the top prospects in the class of 2014, Cliff Alexander, made a big announcement via Twitter on Friday morning, but no he did not make a collegiate decision. Not yet at least, but he is down to ten finalists who will continue to be in play for his future services.

Alexander announced his ten finalists and they included the following:  Kansas, Michigan State, Kentucky, Louisville, Illinois, DePaul, Indiana, Memphis, Arizona and Baylor.

At 6-foot-8, Alexander is considered to be on the top prospects within the junior class and the top overall power forward in the nation. Alexander has been heavily recruited throughout his time at the high school level, working his way up the recruiting boards. He is considered, at the moment, to be the No. 2 overall prospect in the class of 2014, according to ESPN.

Alexander is an original native of Chicago, Illinois where he currently attends Chicago Curie High School and ironically enough, the only player that he trails in the ESPN rankings in Jahlil Okafor, who also hails from the city of Chicago. The two budding prospects are of course keeping the trend going in the area, following in the footsteps of Jabari Parker (2013) and Anthony Davis (2011).

Alexander’s recruitment has been dwindled down to ten, but don’t expect to hear anything close to a decision just yet. Ten is still a lot and there’s no need for the forward to rush his recruitment as he prepares for the summer months and his senior year at the high school level.


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