Alex Poythress

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Alex Poythress
Alex-Poythress-2013.jpg
Poythress in Kentucky's 2013 Blue-White scrimmage
No. 5 – Philadelphia 76ers
Position Small forward / Power forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1993-09-06) September 6, 1993 (age 23)
Savannah, Georgia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 238 lb (108 kg)
Career information
High school Northeast (Clarksville, Tennessee)
College Kentucky (2012–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–2017 Fort Wayne Mad Ants
2017–present Philadelphia 76ers
Career highlights and awards

Alex Poythress (born September 6, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for University of Kentucky.

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 Scout.com,[2] and the number 8 player by Rivals.com.[3]

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

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Alex Poythress
PF
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

College career[edit]

On December 12, 2014, Poythress was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during practice the previous day.[4][5]

Poythress returned to Kentucky for his senior season,[6] and averaged 10.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

Professional career[edit]

Fort Wayne Mad Ants (2016–2017)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Poythress joined the Orlando Magic for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On August 29, 2016, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.[7] He was waived by the Pacers on October 17, 2016 after appearing in two preseason games.[8] On October 31, 2016, he was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Pacers.[9]

Philadelphia 76ers (2017–present)[edit]

On April 2, 2017, Poythress signed with the Philadelphia 76ers to help the team deal with numerous injuries. Philadelphia had to use an NBA hardship exemption in order to sign him as he made their roster stand at 16, one over the allowed limited of 15.[10] He made his NBA debut that night, scoring 11 points in 24 minutes off the bench in a 113–105 loss to the Toronto Raptors.[11] On April 11, 2017, he signed with the 76ers for the remainder of the season.[12]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Philadelphia 6 1 26.2 .463 .316 .800 4.8 .8 .2 .5 10.7
Career 6 1 26.2 .463 .316 .800 4.8 .8 .2 .5 10.7

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 College Basketball Recruiting Rankings - ESPNU 100". ESPN.com. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Scout.com College Basketball Team Recruiting Prospects". Scouthoops.scout.com. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Rivals150 2012 Prospect Rankings". Rivalshoops.rivals.com. Retrieved December 3, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Kentucky forward Alex Poythress tears ACL, out for season". SI.com. December 12, 2014. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  5. ^ Calipari, John (December 12, 2014). "Heartbroken for Alex". CoachCal.com. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  6. ^ Story, Mark (October 19, 2015). "Mark Story: If you are old school, you should root hard for Alex Poythress this winter". Kentucky.com. Retrieved October 19, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Pacers Sign Alex Poythress and Julyan Stone". NBA.com. August 29, 2016. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "Pacers Waive Alex Poythress and Nick Zeisloft". NBA.com. October 17, 2016. Retrieved October 17, 2016. 
  9. ^ Needham, Vinessa (October 31, 2016). "Mad Ants Finalize Training Camp Roster Following 2016 Draft". NBA.com. Retrieved November 1, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Sixers Sign Alex Poythress". NBA.com. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Raptors register ninth straight home win over 76ers, 113-105". ESPN.com. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Sixers Sign Poythress". NBA.com. April 11, 2017. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 

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