Jul 17, 2012 3:42 PM by Mary Jo Perino
Five-star junior power forward Cliff Alexander confirmed to Cats Illustrated in a text Tuesday afternoon that he received a scholarship offer from Kentucky.
"I got happy," he told Cats Illustrated..
Alexander is ranked by Rivals as the fourth best player in the class of 2014.
He's a skilled big man, at 6"9' and 250 pounds. Alexander said earlier this month he got a call from Coach Cal soon after coaches were allowed for the first time this summer to call juniors.The 10-minute talk was their first conversation, and Alexander said it was a positive one.
Here's what he had to say about that 10 minute phone call.
"Basically he was saying he wanted to coach me," said Alexander, who missed the last two days of the LeBron camp with an ankle injury.
"... I was smiling the whole time he was talking."
Alexander also has offers from Michigan State, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, DePaul, Louisville, Kansas, Florida State, Tennessee, Connecticut, Wisconsin and Iowa.