KU Signees to Play for USA Basketball Saturday
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas men’s basketball signees Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre will participate on the 2014 USA Men’s Basketball Junior National Select Team which will face the 2014 World Select Team in the Nike Hoop Summit on Saturday, April 12, at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.
The Nike Hoop Summit, which will be televised live on ESPN2 with a 6 p.m. (Central) start, features America’s top seniors playing against a World Select Team comprised of elite international players age 19 years old or younger.
Alexander and Oubre continue to claim postseason accolades as the USA Today named the duo ALL-USA Boys Basketball First Team earlier this week. Additionally, the KU duo squared off as McDonald’s All-Americans earlier this month and Alexander was the 2014 Naismith Boys High School Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club. They were also named to the 20-member Parade All-America High School Basketball Team in March.
Alexander, a 6-8 forward from Curie High School in Chicago, is listed as the No. 3 overall recruit according to ESPN100 after averaging 27 points, 17 rebounds and five blocked shots per game this season at Curie. Oubre, a 6-7 guard who played his senior year at Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., is ranked No. 11 by ESPN100 and scored 23 points per game at Findlay Prep. Oubre grew up in New Orleans and moved to Houston following Hurricane Katrina before transferring to Nevada to finish his prep career.
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