Alex Poythress looking for second-year confidence

Alex Poythress - photo by Walter Cornett |
Alex Poythress – photo by Walter Cornett |

A statistically sub-standard freshman year helped sophomore forward make a decision to come back to UK for another season of basketball.

The Clarksville, Tenn., native worked all offseason to improve his game after a season in which he was named to the Freshman All- team but his team struggled, losing in the first round of the NIT.

The 6-foot-9, 239-pound forward said he set out to improve his outside shot and his offensive aggressiveness over the offseason.

“I’ve tried to improve my mid-range game. I think my shot has gotten more consistent. I’m always around here shooting, shooting around the horn and shooting with Willie (Cauley-Stein). I think (my shot) has gotten better,” Poythress said. “I’m learning how to drive past people better. I’m just being more active out there.”

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