Cliff Alexander has passed Jahlil Okafor in some of the national recruiting rankings, and it drew national attention recently from CBS. Ratings change from year to year, but one thing seems certain; Alexander is committed to turning himself into one of the best.
“His goal is not just to make it to the NBA,” said his high school head coach. “But to stay in the NBA,”
You can check out the full CBS’ piece below, and it is a pretty nice interview that also does not avoid the tough question. Always appreciate that from a journalist, and it seems to be getting rarer and rarer.
— Ryan Baker (@RyanBakerCBS2) February 5, 2014
The piece highlights how Alexander will be trying to help Curie (IL) win their first state title ever. Okafor will do his best to stand in the way though, and it should definitely be a thrilling race to keep track of as the year goes on. The City Championships come first though, and in the meantime Rant Sports Prep will try to keep you up to date on all of the latest college basketball recruiting news.
That is all for Prep today, but be sure to check out some of our pro basketball previews later as well. Thanks as always and will leave you with a bit of fortune cookie wisdom.
“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” -Nelson Mandela