Report: 2014 Chicago big man Cliff Alexander on campus

Update: Multiple reports on Twitter are now stating that Alexander will actually visit on Wednesday.

According to Scott Phillips, 2014 Chicago Curie big man Cliff Alexander is visiting Bloomington today. Alexander, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward, is rated the No. 13 prospect overall in his class by ESPN.com.

Alexander, who plays AAU with the D. Rose 15-and-under team, told Sam Estes of OrangeandBlueNews.com in July that his list of schools includes Connecticut, DePaul, Florida State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan State and Ohio State.

Here are a couple looks at Alexander (wearing No. 11 in White in the first video and No. 12 in White in the second video) via YouTube:

  • http://twitter.com/timwright timwright

    Not sure how well he can move at this point, but seems to have soft hands and a knack for being around the basket.  Not everyone has the finesse of Cody or the athleticism of Hanner.  Love all the defensive highlights!  Anyone know if he’s foul-prone?

  • http://twitter.com/stevetodd73 Stephen Jackson

    Hey there Cliffy, What do yu want to do when you grow up?  I want to play basketball with Cody Zeller and the Sixth Flag Five.
        O you make us so proud.

  • http://twitter.com/14judge 14judge

    Hi, Cliff Alexander plays for D Rose 15U. Thanks. That playoff game (vs Marshall) was his breakout game. Glad I caught it. – 14judge (i made those videos)

  • http://twitter.com/14judge 14judge

    Hi, Cliff Alexander plays for D Rose 15U. Thanks. That playoff game (vs Marshall) was his breakout game. Glad I caught it. – 14judge (i made those videos)

  • http://twitter.com/14judge 14judge

    Hi, Cliff Alexander plays for D Rose 15U. Thanks. That playoff game (vs Marshall) was his breakout game. Glad I caught it. – 14judge (i made those videos)

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Noted. Saw an article that stated he was playing 16-and-under, so thus, the confusion.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a true Big… Kinda nice to see a big guy with defense and rebound highlights… Doesnt look as if he is trying to do too much outside of his position.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KCZUX4SBFXXM2GEHVKTVKOIYTY Aaron

    A big man!?
    Yes!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KCZUX4SBFXXM2GEHVKTVKOIYTY Aaron

    A big man!?
    Yes!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KCZUX4SBFXXM2GEHVKTVKOIYTY Aaron

    A big man!?
    Yes!

  • IU_Fan_99

    Will Indiana be releasing the basketball schedule today?

  • IU_Fan_99

    Will Indiana be releasing the basketball schedule today?

  • IU_Fan_99

    Will Indiana be releasing the basketball schedule today?

  • http://twitter.com/Coriden Dan

    ummmm, that dude is kinda good

  • Hoosierhawk

    He plays with emotion and swagger. Yes please.

  • Hoosierhawk

    He plays with emotion and swagger. Yes please.

  • Hoosierhawk

    He plays with emotion and swagger. Yes please.

  • http://twitter.com/johnsoad Adam Johnson

    Interesting prospect for sure. Seems to struggle to elevate which could cut down on his rebounding prowess at the next level BUT he is only a sophomore to be so he has time. Like how he seems very self-conscious of going straight up on defense. Good defensive footwork around the basket. Just seems to need time to build some muscle into that bulky frame and he could be a force in the post defensively. 

    Didn’t see much of an offensive game but at that large of a size if he stays near the basket he’ll get his 10-12 a game at the college level on clean ups alone. Now if he actually has some offensive game that wasn’t shown in the videos he could be a Jared Sullinger type beast with that body he has. You sure he’s only 6’9″? He looks to be 7’2″+ in these videos. Lot of little guys around him. 

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    That is one enormous young man!  He’s not real quick off his feet or athletic at this point but he is huge with wide shoulders and looks like he’ll easily add a couple more inches.  I’m sure as he gets stronger and develops his athleticism will improve.  That’s normal for kids that grow that fast that early. 

    It’s very nice that CTC has guys like this interested in Indiana from places outside of Indiana.  It definitely shows how far the program has come.

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, he has HUGE hands which is why I say below that he will probably add at least another 2 inches. 

  • Aceman_Mujezinovic_07

    Yeah, he has HUGE hands which is why I say below that he will probably add at least another 2 inches. 

  • Anonymous

    He looks like he is a big strong kid.  It seemed like he is comfortable down low and is a good rebounder.  On defense, he looked solid, but at times seemed like his first priority was blocking the shot rather than stopping the other team from scoring.  For a sophomore, he looks great physically, and I think he can become a big time recruit in a couple years.

  • Anonymous

    He looks like he is a big strong kid.  It seemed like he is comfortable down low and is a good rebounder.  On defense, he looked solid, but at times seemed like his first priority was blocking the shot rather than stopping the other team from scoring.  For a sophomore, he looks great physically, and I think he can become a big time recruit in a couple years.

  • kentuckyHOOSIER

    hope we get a true big b4 2014 …. kinda concerned that crean has left the center spot open for way too long .

  • base

    Crean hasn’t left anything open, no one has committed.

  • Anonymous

    That would be nice to beat out Kentucky, Kansas, and Ohio St for this young man. With guys like Trey Lyles, James Blackmon, and possibly Jaquan Lyle, coming in the same year, you’d think we are going to be hard to turn down for anyone we pursue…..  

  • B_ball_baller12

    I loved the outlet passes along with his intelligence for a big. Not super athletic or explosive but he keeps the ball high and strong and is straight up on defense and jumps after his opponent jumps. A sign of the smart kid. How tall is he???? looked like 6’10 but idk

    also the dunks over kids (even tho smaller kids) were great tho he’s not a quick jumper but when the big fella is up he rattles the rim with force

  • http://www.insidethehall.com/ Alex Bozich

    Looks like the visit will take place on Wednesday according to a couple of reports on Twitter.

  • Anonymous

    Big Ten body already and he doesn’t stray too far from the basket.  He’ll grow into his body over the next couple years I’m sure which means he’s going to be a beast!!!  We could use a kid like this for sure, he could turn out to be a very good player once he puts it all together.  Advanced for his size and age I would say.

  • http://twitter.com/timwright timwright

    Was actually trying to do the opposite by recognizing he’s young.  Point taken.

  • Kelin Blab

    I big man that plays like a big man…I love it.

  • Tgoede1

    Yeah, I noticed that also..staying vertical on D, and not reaching over and getting a foul.  Also, I thought his defensive positioning was excellent with blocking out.  Nice to see that in such a young kid.  I think he will be an excellent player in  a few more years.  Glad he has interest in IU.

  • KFDCHEV

    Looks pretty good against those little kids he is playing. I wonder how he would hold up against some real compitition though. Not saying these kids here in the vidoe aren’t good players but it doesn’t appear that any of them have his size. It might make things completely different when there are another one or two out there his size or bigger.

  • KFDCHEV

    Looks pretty good against those little kids he is playing. I wonder how he would hold up against some real compitition though. Not saying these kids here in the vidoe aren’t good players but it doesn’t appear that any of them have his size. It might make things completely different when there are another one or two out there his size or bigger.

  • http://www.vccm.net/ iubase

    We need a big like this…should grow 2-3 inches and moves a bit like Sam Perkins…be a tough get…if CTC can get this it would be huge…getting talent from Chi town doesn’t hurt…there used to be a day when we could pick the best there, to complemt the Indiana kids.  Amazing this kid is 15 y/o.

  • IUcas

    ya man u need to chill out bro…..and I’m sorry but nobodies frame makes cody zeller look like a child lmao

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