Illinois Basketball Recruiting: Cliff Alexander lists 10 schools

Chicago Curie High power forward Cliff Alexander made his top 10 public Friday morning via Twitter in no particular order. The top 10 includes many basketball powerhouse schools like defending champions Louisville and local schools Illinois and DePaul.

Alexander is listed as a five-star recruit by and is’s No. 2-ranked junior player at 6-foot-8 and 240 pounds.

His Mac Irvin Fire club teammate Chicago Whitney Young center Jahlil Okafor is listed as’s No. 1-ranked junior and is also considering Illinois along with Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, and Kentucky like Alexander.

While Alexander and Okafor have not stated that they would like to play together collegiality, it would not come as a surprise if they did.

Alexander visited Kansas on Friday and return home to visit Illinois on Saturday.

Chicago’s top high school big men battle in the 2013 Illinois state playoffs. Whitney Young beat Curie 62-58. All footage shot with the Sony NEX-EA50.

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