Alex Poythress is one of the Cats currently trying to decide whether or not to declare for the NBA Draft, and has a bit of a different case than the rest of the players. Poythress is on track to get his degree in three years, and could see significantly more playing time next season. However, he’s still weighing his options. Poythress’ father, Antoine, did an interview with The Times-Georgian in which he discusses his son’s upcoming decision, which he says they’ll try to get settled soon:
“Each year we sit down and go through an evaluation process for it. Since they made it a little bit further this year, we’re actually going to start that process this week. We’ll just sit down and weigh all the pluses and minuses, try to get information from the coaches and from the other people involved to see where he’s projected to go in the draft or how teams feel about him,” Antoine Poythress said. “We have until the 15th or 17th of this month, so it’s not a lot of time. We’ll probably go to the deadline and figure out what he wants to do. It’s a pretty stressful process of trying to make a decision in such a short amount of time.”
Antoine added that Alex, who is close to a 4.0 student, really enjoys school, which could factor into his decision:
“Some of these kids have to leave school early just because they don’t like school. In his case, he enjoys school. So he can decide to leave when he’s ready or when the opportunity presents itself. But academically, he’ll do fine. He’ll graduate.”
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