NBPA Camp: Cliff Alexander Spotlight

Very few players are on a better roll right now than five-star class of 2014 prospect Cliff Alexander.

Coming off of an excellent showing at the Pangos All-American Camp, Cliff Alexander again had things working at the NBPA Top 100 Camp. The Chicago (Ill.) Curie High School standout dominated at times down low and asserted himself as one of the best centers in the 2014 class.

"This is good for me to get better as a player and also mentally," said Alexander of the NBPA Camp. "It is great to be here."

In terms of recruiting, Alexander has made no bones about it. The Michigan State Spartans lead for his services right now. According to Alexander, Head Coach Tom Izzo is the biggest reason why.

"I love Izzo," said Alexander of Michigan State. "Coach Izzo is a great guy to be around. Also I love the campus, I love the arena, and I love the practice facility."

Outside of the Spartans, a long list of schools are hot on his trail.

"Indiana, Illinois, DePaul, Louisville, Ohio State, Kansas, Providence, Florida, Florida State, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and some others," said Alexander.

The in-state Fighting Illini have a new coaching staff in place and they are working hard to make up ground with Alexander.

"I think Coach (John) Groce is a great guy," said Alexander. "The new coaching stuff also seems like great guys. I have been to the campus and they have a good facility. I do like Illinois a lot."

Also the Ohio State Buckeyes are a school that have shown Alexander a lot of love, and they are a school he is hoping to visit soon.

"Ohio State has offered," Alexander noted. "I know I am supposed to take a visit down there, but I don't know when. I am looking forward to seeing the campus and what they have to offer."

For now the Spartans lead, but the No. 9 ranked player in the 2014 class says that a decision doesn't seem imminent, so others in his recruitment still have a chance.

"I will wait until after my senior season," said Alexander. "I want to make some visits and see all of my options."

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