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Cliff Alexander is Named the Naismith High School Player of the Year Shortly After Season Ending Loss

USA TODAY Sports- Denny Medley

Cliff Alexander has had quite a rollercoaster of a month, and it seems to be continuing with the most recent news. Alexander was named the Naismith High School Player of the Year, and it must come as nice news after the recent season ending loss by Curie’s (IL). Mich thanks to the Shiver for pointing this out on twitter, and though Alexander will follow Andrew Wiggins to Lawrence, do not expect them to be on the same squad next season. Wiggy is going pro; no doubt about it.

With Curie’s loss in mind, I have written lately that the path to the state title has opened for Jahlil Okafor and the Whitney Young Dolphins. Standing by that until I see reason to think otherwise; know that I missed on the Tyus Jones’ state title prediction, but in my defense, the game went to double overtime and Jones had to leave the game due to injury. Definitely an effort that Jones can be proud of since he poured in over 30 points.

Alexander’s season averages were quite impressive though, which think ended up tipping the scales in his favor and the forward ended up getting the Naismith award. Much congratulations are due to Alexander, and cannot wait to see him suit up for the Kansas Jayhawks. One more Prep piece is one the way, and if you behave yourselves, then might even serve up a slideshow as well.

Dave Daniels is a Senior Writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on twitter: @AllDave_AllDay, like him on Facebook here or add him to your network on Google.