22 Alex Poythress

Nationality
Position
Forward
Class
SR
Hometown (Last School)
Clarksville, Tenn. (Northeast)
Ht
6'8
Wt
230

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2014-15 (JUNIOR): An SEC Academic Honor Roll member for the third time in his career … Earned his undergraduate degree in business marketing from UK in just three years … Missed the final 29 games of his junior season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during a practice in early December … Started the eight games in which he appeared … Averaged 5.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game … Had eight points in the win over No. 6 Texas … Posted six points and a career-high two steals in the win over Providence … Logged four points and a career-high four blocks with nine rebounds in the win over UT Arlington … Registered nine points and six rebounds with a pair of blocks in the season-opening win over Grand Canyon.

2013-14 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 40 contests for UK and served as the team’s sixth-man … Averaged 5.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game … Scored eight points and pulled down seven rebounds in 29 minutes of action to push UK past Wisconsin in the Final Four … Delivered eight points to help UK move past Michigan in the Elite Eight … Scored six points in the final five minutes of the game to help UK secure a comeback win over Louisville in the Sweet 16 … Tallied six points as UK knocked off Wichita State … Notched 10 points and seven rebounds in UK’s win over Ole Miss … Scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds at LSU … Tallied 11 points and five rebounds in UK’s win over Georgia … Recorded a season-high 16 points, including shooting 8-of-9 from the charity stripe, and pulled down five boards in UK’s win over Texas A&M … Scored 12 points and grabbed six rebounds in 32 minutes of action at Arkansas … Tallied nine points and four boards in UK’s win at Vanderbilt … Notched 12 points which included five dunks in UK’s win over Mississippi State … Scored seven points and hauled in five boards in a win vs. Louisville … Pulled down eight rebounds on the road at North Carolina … Grabbed six rebounds in UK’s win over Eastern Michigan … Tallied seven points and seven rebounds to help UK overcome Cleveland State … Passed out a career-high three assists in a win over Robert Morris … In 27 minutes of action vs. Michigan State, scored seven points and pulled down 12 rebounds … Recorded nine points and seven rebounds in a win over Northern Kentucky … Registered a double-double effort with 10 points and a career-high 13 rebounds in season-opening victory over UNC Asheville … Notched a pair of rebounds in a minute of a win over Transylvania.

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 33 games, making 31 starts … Ranked second on the team with 11.2 points, while also hauling in an average of 6.0 rebounds per outing … Tallied nine points and career-high 12 rebounds in win over Florida … Recorded 16 points and eight rebounds in win over Mississippi State … Posted 21 points and seven rebounds in career-high 40 minutes against Missouri … Grabbed nine rebounds in win over South Carolina … Was 5-of-6 from the free throw line in win at Texas A&M … Scored 15 points, while grabbing seven rebounds in win at Ole Miss … Tallied first career 20-10 game against LSU with 20 points and a career-high 12 rebounds … Posted 12 points and seven rebounds in win at Auburn … Scored 10 points while grabbing eight rebounds in 24 minutes against Tennessee … Totaled 12 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes against Texas A&M … Posted seven points, six rebounds in SEC debut at Vanderbilt … Tallied 16 points and five boards against Eastern Michigan … Logged nine points and nine rebounds in win over Marshall … Recorded game-high 15 points to go with six rebounds and two blocks against Portland … Totaled 16 points and eight rebounds in win over Samford … Had 13 points and a career-high two blocks vs. Baylor … Became first Wildcat to have four-straight 20-point games since Jodie Meeks in the 2008-09 season … First UK freshman to record four-straight 20-point games since Dwight Anderson in 1978-79 season … Tied career-high 22 points against LIU Brooklyn while grabbing a career-high nine rebounds … Tallied 20 points, including 8-8 from the FT line, and eight rebounds against Morehead State … Scored a career-high 22 points against Lafayette … Posted career highs in points (20), rebounds (7) and minutes played (37) against Duke … In collegiate debut against Maryland, tallied eight points and seven rebounds.

HIGH SCHOOL: Named Tennessee’s Mr. Basketball and was also named Gatorade State Player of the Year … Earned Parade and McDonald’s All-America honors … Seventh overall player and the No. 3 small forward by Scout.com … Rated eighth overall and No. 2 at his position by Rivals.com … ESPNU recruiting ranked him 13th overall and No. 3 at his position.

PERSONAL: Son of Regina and Antoine Poythress … Chose Kentucky over Florida, Memphis, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky … Twin sister Alexis also attends UK … Born Sept. 6, 1993 in Savannah, Ga.

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