Shai Alexander commits to Kentucky

11/14/2016 08:02 AM

Four-star 2017 point guard Shai Alexander has committed to Kentucky, per his twitter account.

Alexander chose the Wildcats over Texas, UNLV, Syracuse and Florida. He was originally committed to Florida, but decided to re-open his recruitment over the summer. That’s when John Calipari noticed Alexander and began showing interest in him.


The Ontario native was recently offered a scholarship by John Calipari and has really impressed the Wildcat coaching staff as of late.

Scout.com’s Evan Daniels spoke with KSTV about what Alexander will bring to Kentucky.

“Shai gives Kentucky a point guard with terrific size and length,” said Daniels. “He’s quick, aggressive and tough to keep out of the lane. He’s a tremendous passer and set up man.”

Alexander becomes the third commit in Kentucky’s 2017 class. Five-star big men Nick Richards and PJ Washington committed to Kentucky last Thursday.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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