Perhaps it was the end to a belabored basketball season that triggered a release valve, but soft-spoken, painfully shy freshman Alex Poythress opened his feelings to the world about life as a Kentucky basketball player immediately after the Cats’ 59-57 loss at Robert Morris in the NIT.
Poythress, it’s no secret, has been a poster child of sorts for a 21-12 season during which coach John Calipari simply could not get his young team to buy into his teachings.
“People didn’t change, myself included,” Poythress said. “Coach told us what he wanted and we either did it or we didn’t. That’s on us. He laid it out as perfectly as you can. They can only do so much for us. They probably did more than what they should’ve for us. It comes back on us as players to execute what he wants us to do.”