Top recruit fakes out Illinois, picks KU (Video)

BY foxsports • November 16, 2013

Now this is just plain wrong...

Cliff Alexander is the No. 5 recruit on's list of 2014 prospects. The Chicago high schooler was considering home-state Illinois among his college finalists before announcing his decision Friday.

At the customary pomp-and-circumstance press conference for such a
moment, there just to his right were the hats bearing Illinois and
Kansas logos. Alexander reached for one, and this happened:

His fake-out didn't look like an accident. In fact, that move was probably planned long before the kid even knew he was worthy of a televised commitment announcement. Imagine a young Cliff playing in a neighborhood pick-up game, laughing with his buddies about plans for his own version of 'The Decision'.

This is the future for student-athletes, America.