#AskCoachB: Kansas for Alexander?

October, 10, 2013
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I believe the commitment of Kelly Oubre only enhances the chances of the Jayhawks landing Cliff Alexander.

I say this for a couple of reasons. First, they both attended "Late Night in the Phog" together last weekend. Oubre told me it was a major factor in his decision making process, as Wayne Selden said the same thing to me a year ago. It has such an effect on some recruits that they simply want to end the process as soon as they get home.

Second, Oubre and Alexander play different positions, so there is no conflict. They know each other on and off the court, so there is chemistry and comfort with each other. Oubre's job right now is to convince as many other great players to join him at Kansas as possible.

Most of the truly great players who are ultra-competitive want other high level players on the roster with them, regardless of position. They know that the more talent they play with, the greater chance there is to win and win big.

Paul Biancardi

Basketball Recruiting

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