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2012 Mo Alie-Cox gives Rams verbal

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Shaka Smart looks to have added yet another piece to VCU’s promising future, after recently getting a verbal committment from 2012 recruit Mo Alie-Cox.

The standout power foward from Middleburg Academy made a splash onto the national scene after a breakout performance this past January at the VirginiaPreps.com Basketball Classic, and averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and a ridiculous 7 blocks per game this past season.

At 6’6 and 235 lbs. (although recently reported at 251 by the Richmond Times-Dispatch), Alie-Cox is reported to have a 7′-1″ wingspan which he uses to dominate the glass — recording multiple 20-rebound games this past season.

Alie-Cox becomes the second class of 2012 recruit to give his verbal to the black-and-gold, joining fellow big and top 100 recruit Justin Tuoyo in what could be a dominating front court for the Rams.

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd...