SHAI ALEXANDER

Status: UK signee
Point guard | 6-5 | 185
School: Hamilton Heights (TN)
Hometown: Hamilton, Ont.
Twitter: @shaiglalex

Rankings
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      Alexander was committed to Florida for nearly a year before deciding to reopen his recruitment last October, and Kentucky immediately jumped in as a possible favorite before ultimately landing his commitment on Nov. 14.
      Capable of playing both point guard and shooting guard, Alexander was an important pickup for UK, which will have to replace its entire backcourt following the 2016-17 season and had zero commitments from guards before Alexander’s pledge during the early signing period. Five-star point guard Quade Green, five-star shooting guard Hamidou Diallo and four-star shooting guard Jemarl Baker joined the Cats’ class later in the cycle.
      Alexander is a great facilitator and excels at getting into the lane on the offensive end. He also has the length (6-10 wingspan) to defend multiple positions. He should be able to fit well with Green, another unselfish player and dynamic playmaker.
      Alexander chose UK over Texas, Syracuse, UNLV and Florida.


Senior season stats

Alexander averaged 20.2 points, 4.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 2.5 steals per game, and he shot 37.6 percent from three-point range this past season.


How long will he be a Cat?

Alexander is not currently projected as a one-and-done player, according to the DraftExpress.com mock draft for 2018.


Quotable

“The thing that sticks out to me the most is his facilitating and ability to be able to pass and create shot opportunities for his teammates. He’s a really talented passer. He’s got really good size for the position, good length, good quickness. He just finds ways to get in the paint.”
— Evan Daniels, Scout.com recruiting analyst

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