Cliff Alexander and JaQuan Lyle To Visit Memphis Together

USA TODAY Sports

It appears that tweet Alexander made over the weekend might have been serious.

Over the weekend Cliff Alexander caused quite a stir when he sent out this tweet.

As is normally the case when Alexander tweets something, Illini fans and fans of other schools went into psychologist mode trying to figure out WHAT IT ALL MEANS. Though, honestly, this tweet was pretty damn straightforward. The question was whether or not Alexander was being sincere or if he was just tweeting for the sake of tweeting.

I'm guessing your interpretation was in line with what you wanted it to be.

As for reality, it appears that Alexander may have been being sincere, as both he and Lyle will be going on a visit to Memphis together in October according to his mother.

"[Cliff's] been telling me that him and JaQuan Lyle are going to play together," Alexander's mother, Latillia, told Adam Zagoria. "That's the reason JaQuan Lyle decommitted."

"Clifton just told me, ‘Yeah, they're going together [to Memphis]. We're going to Kansas on the 4th of October, Memphis on the 18th of October and Illinois on the 26th of October. It might be a good idea if JaQuan Lyle goes as well [to Memphis]."

Now, obviously, this is not good for Illinois' chances of landing Alexander. The Illini really don't have room for JaQuan Lyle -- you're only allowed one Louisville point guard decommit at a time -- and some will tell you that the Illini don't have room for Alexander, either.

But the good news is that while Alexander wants to play with Lyle, he's also said that it's not a requirement.

So Illinois is still alive, even though, admittedly, this news doesn't look good for us. Still, while I'd love to land Alexander, the fact is that, with or without him, the Illini 2014 class is still really good. So losing out on him wouldn't sting nearly as much as it would have before John Groce landed both Leron Black and Quentin Snider.

Follow The Champaign Room on Twitter at @Champaign_Room and Like us on Facebook. You can follow Tom Fornelli on Twitter at @TomFornelli.

In This Article

Teams
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join The Champaign Room

You must be a member of The Champaign Room to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Champaign Room. You should read them.

Join The Champaign Room

You must be a member of The Champaign Room to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at The Champaign Room. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker