Cliff Alexander Fakes Out Illinois, Commits To Kansas Instead [Updates]

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Cliff Alexander, a 6'8" forward from Chicago, gave Illinois fans one last hilarious kick in the balls as he faked pulling on an Illini cap before switching to his actual selection, Kansas.

Alexander, who's ranked fourth in the nation in the Rivals 150, and third in the ESPN 100, selected between KU, Illinois, Memphis, and hometown team DePaul. When asked if he felt like he should have gone to an in-state school, Alexander replied "I did what's best for me and my family."


This happened hours after point guard Quentin Snider switched his commitment from Illinois to Louisville. Not a banner day for John Groce.

Update: Via Daniel Charous, here's a group of Illinois fans watching Alexander's decision:

And another video of Illinois students, most of them Orange Krush members.

And your commemorative GIF: