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Alex Poythress has the right attitude

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While the rest of us had switched off the TV to avoid Louisville’s One Shining Moment, Alex Poythress was in the gym getting ready for next season. Poythress, who announced he would return for his sophomore season last week, posted the picture above last night on Instagram with the caption “Had to.”

Next season begins today.

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50 Comments for Alex Poythress has the right attitude



  1. Mr obvious
    10:34 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Practice makes perfect 40-0. Get Willie in there to shoot free throws.



  2. Chezzy
    10:34 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    That a boy! Get in that gym!



  3. beanie weanies for breakfast
    10:34 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    If Alex becomes the beast he is capable of, we WILL be unstoppable next year!



  4. UKinNC
    10:36 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    I think he will be the next Terrence Jones. Much improved this year in terms of effort and helping to lead the way to #9. He will greatly improve his draft status, too.



  5. Mr obvious
    10:36 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    If he don’t. His ass will be on the bench.



  6. Trey
    10:37 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    That a boy, Alex!

    1 – Yeah, no kidding haha. WCS needs to be at the stripe for a few hours.



  7. J_Money
    10:39 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Did anybody else laugh when Rick Patino got scared when the confettie went off! HAHA



  8. Worldwide leader
    10:40 am April 9, 2013 Permalink


  9. roydillard
    10:40 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    now get willie and kyle in with you play some one on one everyday not somtimes but everyday…



  10. Coach O
    10:41 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Alex the cones are in the equipment closet. Get them out and work on the dribbling.



  11. Mr obvious
    10:42 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Pitino has been down in ghetto ass da ville too long. Thought some confetti was fireworks lol



  12. spail chek
    10:42 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    7. u gota werk on dat spailing of Rick’s las’ nam



  13. BA
    10:45 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    In Patino’s defense…it kinda took me by suprise too and I was on my couch. I thought some a$$hole had bombed the Georgia Dome…lol.



  14. rick
    10:46 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Keep up the good work Alex. I HATE LOUISVILLE.



  15. roydillard
    10:46 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    #11 that is what happens when you u “toot” some stuff that makes your nose red all the time…



  16. cautsmayn
    10:46 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    There is seriously a poll on cbs sports that asks which team was more impressive between 2012 Kentucky and 2013 Louisvilleā€¦ what a joke. http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball



  17. Mr obvious
    10:48 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Yeyo. Exactly 15. All that blow got the Godfather paranoid lol.



  18. Uk33
    10:52 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Love it Alex!

    Also Michigan got hosed in game. No goal tend early, Burke call should have been no call, big white guy for UM got raped and called for travel. Just saying.



  19. The Real Pioneer
    10:53 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Word is that Poythress has enlisted the help of former Kentucky legend Troy McKinley to help with his outside jumper and his ball handling skils.



  20. wildcat
    10:57 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    kudos to alex he is on the right track, right now.



  21. UKfan89
    11:03 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Love this!!



  22. CLARKSVILLE NATIVE
    11:04 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    ALEX I WANT THAT AUTOGRAPH DAMN IT. I LIVE IN CLARKSVILLE.



  23. #9
    11:04 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    You go boy!!! Get the cones out and become a &*^%^ off the dribble. Go Cats!!



  24. Wes
    11:08 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Warning…. The beast is coming!!!



  25. Wildcat/24 Fan
    11:11 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    @ 19 If Troy McKinley helps him he could develop into one of the greatest jump shooters ever! That man could shoot the rock!!!



  26. Ukcrazed
    11:11 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Maybe Alex will set a precedent for how much you can improve your game when you STAY two years.



  27. catlogic15
    11:12 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Alex was not a “hijacker”.



  28. playersfan
    11:12 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Wiltjer wants to be the best college player he can be, he needs one of those personal training guru’s all summer, that some players go to for strength, and underbasket skills.



  29. SoFLCat
    11:13 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    I can hear the training montage music now…



  30. unleashthebeast
    11:15 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    With Alex, he has a great shot and is strong as hell. You can see the talent. It all comes down to effort and want.



  31. Umm..
    11:17 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    How many UL players will be gone next year? Any set in stone for pro or graduate? (lazy researcher here)



  32. Ross
    11:23 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    I love my CATS… I think Poythress in right on track… would have been awesome if the whole team had been in there…



  33. ky
    11:24 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    31 Saliva will be gone for sure



  34. CATssidy
    11:26 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    WE LOVE YOU ALEX!



  35. Ed
    11:27 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Great job, Alex.

    The road to #9 starts today!



  36. chiefillwhiniwept
    11:31 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Umm..

    In terms of relevant players, the only guaranteed loss is Siva. You can probably safely bet that Dieng is gone. I don’t have a read on Smith yet. He probably should go.



  37. inlinefor9
    11:38 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    #31/36 Smith is going. Already been confirmed by SI.



  38. UKgets#9nextyear
    11:40 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Awesome!! Great to see Alex putting in work. I think he will be a key player next year for sure. Now just get WCS off of twitter and in there with him. Just saw where russ smith is goin pro. Cant wait to beat them down in Rupp next year!!



  39. bbr
    11:41 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Siva is a senior, Smith’s father announced this morning that he is going in the draft



  40. kes
    11:42 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    ” had to “? no, what he “had to” do is grow a set. they guy is the biggest snatch i ever saw for someone with his physical attributes



  41. GoBigBlue
    11:47 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    That a boy Alex, make the ones returning to Looey Vull Regret it!!!!!



  42. bbr
    11:51 am April 9, 2013 Permalink

    So Smith is leaving school early? I thought ul’s approach was all 4 year players?



  43. GoBigBlue
    12:03 pm April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Their approach is all 4 years but since there is no chance of a repeat, Russ DICKless shall move on! Besides, rumor has it was that he was having nightmares of the twins and just couldn’t handle it anymore. Gorgi Dingaling will leave too!!



  44. ellen
    12:04 pm April 9, 2013 Permalink

    40 – move on. Clean slates for all now.



  45. Teachable Mo'
    12:13 pm April 9, 2013 Permalink

    On Youtube, there’s a video of the best game ever played: the 1975 UCLA-UL semi-final game. A bunch of 6’5 players versus a 7’2/6’10/6’8/6’7/6’6 team. The game was wonderful. Holding was called. Walking was called. The players didn’t palm the ball when dribbling. There was no dunking. No 3 point line. No shot clock. No chest pounding, roaring, taunting, or self-promotion. Players took a lot of 8-10 foot jump shots. It was a graceful, exacting, exciting game. And I bet the players took several months off in the summer time to just be young for awhile rather than basketball metronomes. I have to think that basketball fatigue on the part of the players is a good % of the reason that the game has become so ugly.



  46. IcemanJ
    12:15 pm April 9, 2013 Permalink

    I agree with #10. The cones out and dribble, dribble, dribble! It’s the main key to Alex’s game development to hit the next level.



  47. AKS
    12:29 pm April 9, 2013 Permalink

    It’s your year next year, go get’em big “Poy”!



  48. HackRichards
    1:01 pm April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Shame it took ALL year for him to figure it out…But better Late Than Never! Keep at it Big Boy!



  49. Scott Draud
    2:31 pm April 9, 2013 Permalink

    What is up with all of the Troy McKinley talk? No one threw up more shots than me??



  50. W.W.B.B.N.D?
    8:45 pm April 9, 2013 Permalink

    Great job Alex! PPat would be a very good role model for him.