Freshman SF (Kentucky)- 6'8" 213 lbs. DOB: ???
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2011-2012 Season (HS): 31 games, 30 points, 7.2 rebounds, 1.8 blocks
July 12, 2012
Stop me if you've heard this before- along with a heralded, athletic, shot-blocking power forward recruit, Kentucky and John Calapari will also add a long, athletic small forward who can rebound and get to the rack. Like his predecessor, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Alex Poythress has all the makings of a prototypical NBA small forward. At 6'8" and 213 pounds with a 7-foot wingspan, Poythress already has an NBA-ready body. He needs to improve his defensive intensity and his ability to shoot on the move, but Poythress looks like a lock to be a top-ten pick in a draft without much depth on the wings. His ceiling at the NBA level is Rudy Gay.