Cliff Alexander primer

Cliff Alexander primer

It's less than 48 hours until Illinois hosts arguably its biggest recruit in a decade.

When Shaun Livingston descended upon the Illinois campus for his official visit, the buzz was nearly on the level it will approach this weekend.

For Cliff Alexander's official visit to Illinois.

The Chicago Curie power forward is set to arrive on campus Friday evening for the weekend. John Groce and his staff will do everything in their power to tilt the advantages to Illinois' side in the Class of 2014 prospect's lengthy recruitment.

Livingston ultimately picked Duke ahead of Illinois and Arizona before skipping college altogether for an NBA career. Alexander will have to choose a college and is expected to do so on Nov. 16, his birthday.

Before he does that, and before he arrives at Illinois for his last official visit, here's more information about the top-five recruit.

Alexander's Twitter account

Alexander's profile

Alexander's profile

Alexander's ESPN profile

Alexander breaks a backboard (around 1:45 mark)

Marcus Jackson's story on Alexander from July

Alexander an N-G First Team All-State pick from last year (capsule info at bottom)

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