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Cliff Alexander to Nets: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistJune 27, 2015

KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 13:  Cliff Alexander #2 of the Kansas Jayhawks looks on against the Baylor Bears during a semifinal game of the 2015 Big 12 Basketball Tournament at Sprint Center on March 13, 2015 in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
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After going undrafted, former Kansas forward Cliff Alexander has signed with the Brooklyn Nets

Sports Illustrated's Jeremy Woo first reported the deal:

Tim Bontemps of the New York Post confirmed the report and added Alexander will take part in summer league action:

The 19-year-old Alexander has had a whirlwind 12 months. He was a five-star recruit and No. 4 overall prospect in the 2014 college class, per 247 Sports. He battled inconsistencies as a freshman with the Jayhawks, averaging 7.1 points and 5.3 rebounds per game and missed the last eight games of the year due to an NCAA investigation into his possible connection with an NBA agent.  

Even though the bottom fell out for Alexander on draft night when he wasn't selected, he now has a chance to start fresh with an NBA team. There's no denying the raw talent that made him a prized recruit just one year ago is still in him. 

The Nets are taking a calculated gamble, knowing they don't have to give up much to see what Alexander can do and hope that his ability shines through in summer league to warrant a roster spot when the 2015 season starts.  

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