Cliff Alexander has had his fair share of troubles this fall, and so it would not surprise me at all to see him take his aggression out on the court in the early season. He was cleared to play tonight, and for any folks at the game be sure to hit me up with pics or video on twitter and will feature you in articles the next day.
Thanks to the tweet below for the alert that Alexander would be playing tonight against Bishop Gorman, which must have come as excellent news to the young forward.
Kansas commit Cliff Alexander/ Curie will suit up tonight Vs. Bishop Gorman's 7'0 Stephen Zimmerman & 6'10 Chase Jeter. #ChicagoEliteClassic
— POP (@PremierBall) December 7, 2013
Alexander should lead his team to a win tonight, and Curie should even be in the mix for a state title this season. Have written here in the past that Jahlil Okafor and Whitney Young are still my favorite to win state, but it would not surprise me if Alexander led his team on a run.
Really think Alexander will thrive once he is able to get away from his high school teammates, who seem to have an immature streak that is rubbing off in the wrong way. When he gets to college Bill Self will not put up with an egotistical bs, and have heard good things about Alexander in the past so here is hoping that the last couple months are the exception and not the trend. That still remains to be seen though, but will keep an eye on how he progresses througout the year.
Here is hoping that Chicago fans take it easy on Alexander, but cannot say that am fully confident that will happen. Three more Prep Sports pieces coming tonight and then check out my pro basketball previews if you are still hungry.