Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Cliff Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 250-pound 2014 power forward from Chicago Curie High, has received a scholarship offer from Kentucky.
“I got happy,” he told Cats Illustrated via Lex18.com.
Rivals ranks Alexander as the No. 4 power forward in the Class of 2014.
Alexander said he spoke to Kentucky coach John Calipari for 10 minutes earlier this month.
“Basically he was saying he wanted to coach me,” Alexander said.
“… I was smiling the whole time he was talking.”
Alexander also reportedly has offers from Michigan State, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, DePaul, Louisville, Kansas, Florida State, Tennessee, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Iowa.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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.