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  1. Kansas has some new jerseys (PHOTO)

    Oct 4, 2014, 11:30 AM EDT

    Bill Self

    The Jayhawks are going with a more old-school feel.

  2. Will Bill Self and Kansas play small-ball this season?

    Aug 27, 2014, 12:28 PM EDT

    Bill Self

    He’s broached the subject a number of times this summer.

  3. Jordan Brand Classic highlights (VIDEO)

    Apr 20, 2014, 9:45 AM EDT

    Getty Images

    Watch the incoming class showcase their talents in Brooklyn on Friday night.

  4. Chicago duo Jahlil Okafor, Cliff Alexander earn MVP honors as East beats West in Jordan Brand Classic

    Apr 18, 2014, 9:39 PM EDT

    Beach Ball Classic Basketball

    Chicago natives Jahlil Okafor and Cliff Alexander earned MVP honors as the East beat the West in the Jordan Brand Classic.

  5. Kansas signee Cliff Alexander subject of new highlight video (VIDEO)

    Feb 21, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

    AP Photo/Damen Jackson via Triple Play New Media

    Kansas signee Cliff Alexander is one of the nation’s most talented interior prospects, with his physical strength and athleticism making the Chicago native an incredibly difficult matchup for most opponents. Ball is Life released a midseason highlight video of Alexander, who attends Curie HS, in action and the timing couldn’t be better. Why? Curie takes…

  6. Cliff Alexander commits to Kansas

    Nov 15, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Kansas missed out on Jalil Okafor and Tyus Jones on Friday afternoon, but the Jayhawks landed themselves a pretty solid consolation prize: Cliff Alexander. Alexander is the No. 4 player in the Class of 2014. A 6-foot-8 power forward, Alexander is athletic, a strong and powerful kid with long arms that physically abuses the rim…

  7. Four top five recruits to announce on Friday evening

    Nov 14, 2013, 11:56 AM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    Tuesday was arguably the biggest non-NCAA tournament day in college basketball, as the Tip-Off Marathon culminated in the Champions Classic in Chicago. Friday may be the most important day for the 2014-2015 college hoops season. Why? Four of Rivals top five recruits in the country remain uncommitted. That will no longer be the case as…

  8. Kentucky stops recruiting top five forward Cliff Alexander

    Sep 23, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Cliff Alexander is one of the most sought-after recruits in the country. A 6-foot-8 forward, Alexander is as explosive and powerful as anyone in the Class of 2014. When he dunks, you feel sorry for the rim. When he blocks a shot, he leaves a dent in the basketball. He can scratch his knees without…

  9. Elite 2014 recruit Cliff Alexander shows improved jumper (VIDEO)

    Sep 21, 2013, 3:25 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    If you’re bored over the weekend and need a hoops fix, you probably look at YouTube for basketball mixtapes and old game footage to pass the time like I do. Thankfully, since I live in Chicago, there is a lot of local high school basketball talent, including top-5 2014 power forward Cliff Alexander, to keep…

  10. Cliff Alexander tweets he and JaQuan Lyle will play in college together

    Sep 15, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Cliff Alexander, the #2 rated recruit in ESPN’s Top 100 rankings for the class of 2014, tweeted out earlier this afternoon that he plans to play his college basketball with JaQuan Lyle, the #22 recruit, according to ESPN. These “package deals” seem to be all the rage this offseason, along with schools unveiling courts with…

  11. Rivals releases their post-live period Class of 2014 rankings

    Sep 4, 2013, 1:11 PM EDT

    Minnesota Boys All State Basketball

    On Wednesday afternoon, Rivals released the latest installment of their Top 150 rankings for the Class of 2014, and it should really come as no surprise to anyone that 6-foot-11, 270 pound center Jahlil Okafor is the No. 1 recruit in the class. Big men that are that size, that nimble, and that enjoy playing…

  12. Assigned Reading: The insanity of following recruiting online

    Sep 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Scott Phillips/NBC Sports

    Earlier today, Will Leitch, who founded Deadspin and is an unabashed Illinois hoops fan, wrote about Cliff Alexander, the Illini’s top Class of 2014 target, and the recruiting process on an elite prospect for Sports on Earth. More specifically, he writes about just how weird and awkward that process actually is. Me? I’ve become accustomed…