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Wednesday / February 22.

Cliff Alexander to Cut to 3 Before Decision (Updated)

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Chicago Curie big man Cliff Alexander will cut his list from four to “three final schools” before his Nov. 15 announcement on ESPNU, according to Taylor Rooks of Fox Sports, who spoke with Alexander Monday.

Reports surfaced Monday that the 6-foot-9 Alexander would choose between local schools DePaul and Illinois — and had thus cut Kansas and Memphis — but Rooks quoted Alexander as saying those reports were “not true.”

“No, not at all. They don’t know what they’re talking about,” Latillia Alexander, Cliff’s mom, told Monday

Alexander recently cut Michigan State and then Tweeted he is considering Illinois, DePaul, Kansas and Memphis in “no order.”

As first reported by, Alexander will announce Nov. 15 on ESPNU.

He took his last official to Illinois and enjoyed it. He has also visited DePaul, Kansas and Memphis officially.

Coaches from Illinois and Memphis visited Alexander last week, and his mother recently said Kansas may still come in.

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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013. He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.