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    Jay interview with Cliff Alexander

    Anybody have video of Jay interviewing Cliff Alexander after that classless move with the Illini hat?

    You hate to convict somone for one instance of poor sportsmanship, especially a youngster; but after watching that, I was kinda glad we didn't recruit this kid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eakane View Post
    Anybody have video of Jay interviewing Cliff Alexander after that classless move with the Illini hat?

    You hate to convict somone for one instance of poor sportsmanship, especially a youngster; but after watching that, I was kinda glad we didn't recruit this kid.
    I didn't find that video, but this one is much more fun (hint: Okafor has a block or dunk every 5 seconds for about three minutes; he looks good enough to get a little PT next year).

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hksgEp4fMTk

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    Illini fans reaction to Alexander's commitment

    Even better...


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    Quote Originally Posted by dcar1985 View Post
    Even better...

    The blonde girl on the far right has a foul mouth (and long middle fingers). I hope this wasnt aired live on ESPN, you know, the station that is safe for the whole family.

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    Geez, I'm a little concerned about the boy wearing the I hat on lower left front row.
    Is he gonna cry about it? Is he crying? He def looks like he's aiming to barf.

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    The entire Alexander portion of the show was beyond bizarre.

    First off, he was having an extremely difficult time hearing the studio hosts. Then, he pulled that stunt with the fake hat lift. Then, he seemed to get very emotional and started answering all of the questions with barely audible one and two word answers. It seemed that he was on the verge of tears but he was looking straight down with his hands over his ears, presumably trying to hear the studio hosts so you could not see his face. Plus, his one and two word answers didn't even really correspond to what they were asking him. In some ways, the technical difficulties kind of screwed up his big once-in-a-lifetime press conference moment, but it was almost karmic payback for that crass fake hat lift.

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    "Hard to imagine a rougher day on the recruiting trail than the one Illinois coach John Groce experienced last Friday. First, he learned that one of his recruits, Quentin Snider, a 6-foot-1 point guard from Kentucky, backed out on his oral commitment to Illinois so he could sign with Louisville. (Snider had originally committed to Louisville, backed out of that to commit to Illinois, and then switched again after Louisville's own point guard decommitted in September. ...) Then, Groce's top target, Chicago power forward Cliff Alexander, chose Kansas -- but only after rubbing it in by starting to pick up an Illinois hat and then donning a Kansas hat. ..."

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/col...#ixzz2l2DqNVUy

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    Quote Originally Posted by weezie View Post
    Geez, I'm a little concerned about the boy wearing the I hat on lower left front row.
    Is he gonna cry about it? Is he crying? He def looks like he's aiming to barf.
    The following link highlights that guy's response. Good to know that people outside of DBR care as much about recruiting as we do...

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/196j.../ku-medium.gif

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    Quote Originally Posted by blUDAYvil View Post
    The following link highlights that guy's response. Good to know that people outside of DBR care as much about recruiting as we do...

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/196j.../ku-medium.gif
    I love duke basketball, and always am thrilled when we have strong recruiting classes.

    But I've never watched an announcement, and I just can't understand that level of excitement or disappointment about whether some kid signs on.

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    If you have access to WatchESPN you can watch the replay of the recruiting special here.

    http://espn.go.com/watchespn/player/...ize/condensed/

    Jay Williams talks about Cliff's actions at 19:15

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    He also talks about it again here...

    http://wgnradio.com/2013/11/15/jay-w...-cliff-replay/

    Talks about Harrison Barnes and his motorcycle accident as well. Really really interesting interview. Wish all recruits would listen to this.

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