Cliff Alexander was recently named Mr. Basketball USA, and this despite Curie (IL) being stripped of their first ever CPS Title due to academic issues.
“It’s just an honor to be named Mr. Basketball USA and I’m very excited to be named player of the year.” Alexander said during Jordan Brand Classic preparations. “I’m happy because that support could of easily stopped but people are still giving me what I’ve earned. We had a great season. I’m proud of how my brothers played this past season.”
For any who missed that CPS title game, it was a true thriller that went to triple overtime. Center Jahlil Okafor fouled out, and so he had to watch the overtimes from the bench. That must have been quite frustrating for the Whitney Young (IL) big man, but he ended up winning a state title so I do not think he has any complaints about his senior year.
Alexander will be joining the Kansas Jayhawks next season, and it should certainly be interesting to see if he will be joined by Myles Turner there as well. They will probably be favored to win the Big 12 title either way, but they would definitely be more entertaining with Turner in the fold.
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