Alex Poythress

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Alex Poythress
Poythress in Kentucky's 2013 Blue-White scrimmage
No. 22 – Kentucky Wildcats
Position Small forward
League Southeastern Conference
Personal information
Born (1993-09-06) September 6, 1993 (age 22)
Savannah, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Northeast (Clarksville, Tennessee)
College Kentucky (2012–present)
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[edit]

Poythress was rated as the number 17 player in the class of 2012 in the ESPNU 100,[1] the number 10 player by,[2] and the number 8 player by[3]

Poythress chose Kentucky over offers from Florida, Tennessee, Memphis, and Vanderbilt, among others.

College career[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Alex Poythress
Clarksville, TN Northeast HS 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Nov 10, 2011 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 97

On December 11, 2014, Poythress suffered a torn ACL during a team practice while on an uncontested breakaway layup, ending his season after 10 games.[4][5]

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).[6]


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