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By LARRY VAUGHT
It was obvious at last season’s Marshall County Hoop Fest that Chicago center Cliff Alexander was a special talent and it’s no surprise he’s considered one of the nation’s top players in the 2014 recruiting class.
He’ll be back at the Marshall County Hoop Fest in December and by then could have signed with Kentucky, Michigan State or Illinois.
Jeremy Wood of Zagsblog.com talked to Alexander while he was playing in an AAU event in Minneapolis last weekend where he even made two 3-point shots during two dominant performances.
“I’ve been working on my post moves, a little bit of my ball handling and my jump shot,” Alexander told Wood. “Coaches have been saying I’ve developed a lot. I can shoot the jump shot, run the floor, rebound and block shots.”
Kentucky got an early commitment from 2014 center Karl Towns Jr. of New Jersey — but Alexander told Wood that’s no reason for him to mark UK off his list.
“They want to develop me, get me like a Terrence Jones and I’m looking forward to that. (Karl Towns) and I can play together — he’s a five and I’m a four. We’ll work from there,” Alexander said.
Imagine a frontcourt with both Towns and Alexander. That would be a big, physical duo for any team and certainly as imposing as Anthony Davis and Jones were during UK’s national championship season.