Cliff Alexander, the prize post player from Curie, had Illinois in the palm of his hand. For about 3 seconds.
Then he put the hat down.
Alexander picked up the Illini basketball hat – briefly – during his verbal commitment event Friday afternoon. But he quickly dropped it in favor of the Kansas lid.
This lead to a video surfacing Friday afternoon brimming with schadenfreude. Watch as these Illini fans erupt in cheers, then the cringe-worthiness as reality sets in. NWS language in here:
Whether an accidental oversight or an intentional snub, the reaction on Twitter was not favorable: