Curie's Alexander doesn't wait, signs with Kansas

November, 16, 2013
Chicago Curie senior power forward Cliff Alexander signed and faxed his letter of intent to Kansas on Saturday, according to a source.

Alexander, ESPN’s No. 3-ranked senior prospect, verbally committed to the Jayhawks over DePaul, Illinois and Memphis on ESPNU on Friday, but he said he likely wouldn’t sign with the school until January.

Alexander said Friday that his decision came down to Kansas coach Bill Self and his ability to develop big men.

“It was really tough, really tough,” Alexander said of his decision. “Me and my family did a lot of talking, a lot of thinking. We came down to a conclusion. Coach Self is a great guy. He develops players. I like how he coaches. I like how he gets the ball to the bigs, develop the bigs.”

Alexander joined forward Kelly Oubre, who is ranked No. 10 by ESPN, in Kansas’ recruiting class. Oubre has also signed his letter of intent.
Scott Powers is the Blackhawks beat reporter for He is an award-winning journalist and has been reporting on preps, colleges and pros for publications throughout the Midwest since 1997.



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