Feb 23, 2013; Lexington, KY, USA; Kentucky Wildcats forward Alex Poythress (22) reacts during the game against the Missouri Tigers in the second half at Rupp Arena. Kentucky defeated Missouri 90-83. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Alex Poythress Returning to Kentucky. Comments from he & John Caliapri



The good news keeps flowing in for Kentucky basketball, as freshman forward Alex Poythress will be staying in school for at least one more season:



Poythress’ statement:

This year didn’t end like we wanted it to. I want to come back and do what we said we wanted to do and that’s win a national title. I want to develop more as a player and the competition coming in next year should help me do that.


John Caliapri:

I’m really happy that, after talking with his family and evaluating his options, Alex has decided to return for his sophomore season. Alex is a great kid with a lot of potential and I’m excited to be able to work with him next year. I believe we have only scratched the surface with Alex, and another season in college will get him closer to reaching his dreams.


Despite an up-and-down freshman season at UK, Poythress ranked second on the team in points (11.4) and rebounds (6.2) per game while starting 30/32 games. He also earned Southeastern Conference All-Freshman honors, but given his potential, as evidenced by his 20-point, 8 rebound performance against Duke in Atlanta, there’s no reason he shouldn’t contend for All-American honors next season.




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