Poythress in Kentucky's 2013 Blue-White scrimmage
|No. 22 – Kentucky Wildcats|
September 6, 1993 |
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||238 lb (108 kg)|
|High school||Northeast (Clarksville, Tennessee)|
|Career highlights and awards|
Alex Poythress (born September 6, 1993) is an American college basketball player for the University of Kentucky. He plays power forward, and was one of the top high school basketball players in the class of 2012. Despite being rated as a possible lottery pick for the 2013 NBA Draft, Poythress decided to return to Kentucky for his sophomore year.
High school career
|Name||Home town||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|Clarksville, TN||Northeast HS||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||215 lb (98 kg)||Nov 10, 2011|
|Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: N/A ESPN grade: 97|
Poythress, who graduated from Kentucky in three years and has since been working on a master's degree, became the first Kentucky player signed to a scholarship by current head coach John Calipari to play as a senior. While several other seniors have played under Calipari, they were either signed by Calipari's predecessor Billy Gillispie (such as Josh Harrellson and Darius Miller), transfers (such as Eloy Vargas), or arrived at Kentucky as walk-ons (such as Jarrod Polson).
- "2012 College Basketball Recruiting Rankings - ESPNU 100". espn.go.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
- "Scout.com College Basketball Team Recruiting Prospects". Scouthoops.scout.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
- "The Rivals150 2012 Prospect Rankings". Rivalshoops.rivals.com. Retrieved 2011-12-03.
- Story, Mark (October 19, 2015). "If you are old school, you should root hard for Alex Poythress this winter". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved October 22, 2015.