Cliff Alexander, listed as the third best recruit in the country by ESPN, and heading to the Kansas Jayhawks for the 2014-2015 college basketball season, may have suffered an injury in the Slam Dunk contest during the McDonald’s All-American festivities.
While we can’t confirm the reliability of these sites, taken in conjunction with some tweets and retweets from Alexander himself today, the situation may be true. Check out @humblekid11 for a look at the tweets (We have had problems posting the tweets as we normally would provided those to you here).
He tweeted that he was at the hospital, and later, that he intends to play in the McDonald’s All-American game.
From a much more reliable source, Rustin Dodd of the Kansas City Star, Cliff Alexander has been trying to convince fellow All-American Mile Turner to join him and Kelly Oubre at Kansas. Turner, the second overall prep prospect form this season according to ESPN, is yet unsigned.
As of now, there is no scholarship available at Kansas. Of course, if Joel Embiid declares for the 2014 NBA Draft as expected, a place might open up for Turner. The Jayhawks are already loaded with big men. Perry Ellis, Jamari Traylor, Landen Lucas, and Hunter Michelson, a transfer from Arkansas who sat out last season, are all returning for the Jayhawks.
Add in Alexander, and possibly Turner, and Kansas will have another formidable front line.
Bill Self loves his big men!
Let’s hope Cliff Alexander’s wrist injury isn’t serious.