GIF: Cliff Alexander jilts Illinois, chooses Kansas

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 11/15/2013, 03:59pm

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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: