Well, it appears that forward Cliff Alexander is not listening to the haters and is focusing on his play. It is paying off for the Kansas Jayhawks commit, and his latest effort of 33 points, 24 rebounds, and seven blocks literally dropped my jaw. Much thanks to Rock Chalk Blog for pointing this out, and the blocks total was the most impressive to me although that rebound total is no joke either.
— Rock Chalk Blog (@RockChalkBlog) December 20, 2013
Alexander had a lot of haters after a bad decision was made at his commitment decision, but the forward seems to not have let it bother him which is quite good to see. Zoning your critics out is such an important thing for a young basketball player, and if for anyone out there whose enthusiasm or passion (for anything not basketball) dampened by the guilt or shame of others. Stick to your own path, and let others worry about theirs; when others denigrate you on your journey it is because they are not totally comfortable on their own. Take a moment of pity for their sorrow, take a deep breath, and say “thank you for the criticism, but I enjoy doing things my way”. Sorry will hop off the soap box, just want to instill confidence in my readers, it is honestly one of my biggest goals.
Bet you Jayhawks head coach Bill Self is as amazed at Alexander’s stat lines as we are, and also that the coach is wondering how he got so lucky what with the arrival of phenom freshman Andrew Wiggins this season.
As always here is a bit of fortune cookie wisdom for you, and hope you all have a very safe and Merry Christmas Eve.
“Things do not happen. Things are made to happen”- John F. Kennedy