Cliff Alexander is one of the top-ranked basketball players in the high school class of 2014. As of Friday morning, he had reportedly narrowed his college decision down to four schools — Illinois, Kansas, Memphis and DePaul. Being that he is from Chicago, many speculated that Alexander would remain in his home state of Illinois.
He did not. On Friday evening, Alexander announced his decision to commit to Kansas on live television. The way he went about it was just plain cold-hearted. He initially picked up the Illinois hat sitting on the table in front of him but then switched to the Jayhawks hat.
“After careful consideration, I have decided to continue my education at the University of…” Alexander said while picking up the Illinois cap. “…Kansas.”
Alexander lifted the spirits of Illini fans through the roof for a split second before absolutely demolishing them. No group summed it up better than these Illinois frat bros.
I guess there’s a chance Alexander was just nervous and grabbed the wrong hat at first, but I highly doubt it. My guess is he’s a jokester. He’s also officially the least favorite player of Illinois fans nationwide.
H/T Barstool ChicagoGoogle+