Alex Poythress already showing signs of a breakout season

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

From  “The 6-foot-7 forward has been terrific in the Wildcats’ first few games during a foreign tour in the 13.6 PPG, 8.0 RPG and appears primed for a monster junior season. Poythress came to Lexington a few years back with the looks of being a one-and-done player, and now he seems ready to be one of the better “Glue Guys” in college basketball. The bouncy forward isn’t going to be the first guy that NBA scouts rave about when they evaluate the Wildcats, but Poythress’ experience, defensive prowess, and ability to win “50-50” plays make him a pivotal piece for John Calipari’s squad. One thing to remember though about Poythress when watching him during this trip in the Bahamas? He’s primarily playing power forward and it’s not guaranteed that he’s going to be playing that position exclusively during the upcoming season. has played this entire trip without both and Willie Cauley-Stein — two players who will be certain to log significant minutes up front during the upcoming year. With the additions of Lyles and Cauley-Stein to this team’s rotation along with the presence of front court players like Dakari Johnson, and Marcus Lee, Poythress may see more time on the wing when the season starts then at the “4”, even though that clearly looks like his most productive position. It remains to be seen whether Calipari will keep Poythress at power forward for long stretches when his entire team is healthy or play him more on the perimeter in an effort to get all members of his front court playing time on a regular basis.”

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