LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas men's basketball signees Cliff Alexander and Kelly Oubre are to of the 10 name on the Naismith Trophy Early-Season Watch List, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced Monday.
Alexander, from Curie High School in Chicago, and Oubre from Findlay Prep in Henderson, Nev., are two of the top 10 boys playing high school basketball in the country named to the Naismith Trophy High School Player of the Year Early-Season Watch List.
Alexander has led Curie to a 4-0 record early in the 2013-14 season. The 6-8, 240-pound forward opened the year with 22 points, 20 rebounds and five blocked shots against Las Vegas Bishop Gorman High School at the Chicago Elite Classic. In his second game he scored 18 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in a 79-76 overtime victory against St. Rita High School. Through 15 games, Oubre (6-7, 200-pound) is averaging 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and 2.8 steals for Findley Prep.
Last season, current Kansas freshman Andrew Wiggins became the first Jayhawk to be named the Naismith High School Player of the Year since the award began in 1987.
A complete list of the Naismith Trophy Early-Season Watch List is located at: http://www.naismithawards.com/PressBox/ArticleView/tabid/209/ArticleId/5/The-Atlanta-Tipoff-Club-Announces-Naismith-High-School-Watch-List.aspx.