Cliff Alexander is a 6'-8" post player who excels at blocking shots and finishing around the hoop with athletic slams. He has had a breakout spring with the Derrick Rose All-Stars and looked great with his high school team in team camps. Illinois couldn't wait any longer to offer the 2014 big man, pulling the trigger last Wednesday.
"I was out one day with my coach, and he said that coach Weber offered me. I was excited to get my first offer."
However, don't expect him to commit in the near future.
"I am going to wait it out until I get other offers."
Alexander will get to see what Illinois all about first hand this week.
"I am going down there to visit on Thursday."
Alexander is the second big man, along with Jahlil Okafor, offered by the Illini for 2014 and would be a major addition to future UI teams.