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Alex Poythress keeps getting it done

It really can’t be said enough; we’re going to love this one, Big Blue Nation. ¬†Alex Poythress is an absolute stud and he continues to pour on the points for Clarksville Northeast. The fifth-ranked Eagles traveled to No. 10 Dickson County and put a hurtin’ on their district rival last night. Northeast rolled to a 12 point victory behind 37 points and 10 rebounds from Alex Poythress. Just another “alright” game, if you believe what the UK recruit said after his 42 point performance against Lafayette.

Poythress is averaging 41 points in his last four games.

He can’t get here soon enough.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

15 Comments for Alex Poythress keeps getting it done

  1. gjg
    11:46 am January 11, 2012 Permalink

    He can’t get here soon enough??? C’mon, our team is pretty good this year. I think I will just enjoy watching this year’s team kick ass and let this kid Alex enjoy his senior year of high school…

  2. Polar Pop Shake
    11:52 am January 11, 2012 Permalink

    Agreed. You’re acting like this team is deficient and we need Poythress to come in and save the season. Enjoy this team and this season and let next season actually follow this one.

  3. ibescootch
    11:57 am January 11, 2012 Permalink

    I’m pretty sure #1 and 2 are reading into that line a little more than what’s intended. I think Drew just meant he can’t wait to see him play for UK, not that we need him right now- we obviously don’t.

  4. Polar Pop Shake
    12:07 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    #3: I see you, Atticus.

  5. gjg
    12:10 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    #3 – yeah, you are correct. He sure will look good in that Kentucky blue when the time comes, won’t he?

  6. ibescootch
    12:23 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    Haha! Polar Pop. That’s a pretty deep joke for KSR.

  7. Calipari'sInYourEar
    12:48 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    Come on, Poythress is just a child. Consistency isn’t possible out of someone this young. :/

    You know if Miller, Jones, Teague can’t be consistent, yet this kid can, then it blows the “they are just kids” excuse right out of the water.

    Yet, Gilchrist has brought it every game. With him, it’s not what’s on the stat sheet at the end of the game that matters.

    I can’t believe that I’m watching Darius Miller blow his opportunity to get drafted. Well, that is if he plays the 2nd half of the season the way he played the first.

    Will Darius awaken for a final 24 straight game finale?!?

    Set the example for the younger kids. Be the Harrellson, Liggins. The heart, the veteran fire. Be the Kentucky boy in the huddle. Don’t be a chump. We will never forget.

  8. bluesince66
    1:00 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    Darius is far from a chump. He’s playing against high school KIDS, so yeah I guess he would put up big numbers consistantly. Not taking a thing away from him, but comparing a high school seniors consistent play to a college freshman is apples to oranges.

  9. Calipari'sInYourEar
    1:33 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    #8 – bluesince66 – Yea, good point. That must be why Darius Miller isn’t starting as a senior.

    All that getting it done.

    And what’s your excuse for Gilchrist being a freshman and showing the upperclassmen what heart is? Let me guess… it’s all the apples and oranges he eats?

  10. Calipari'sInYourEar
    1:48 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    bluesince66 – By the way, Miller’s a senior. He’s playing against younger players, just like Poythress.

    We know what he’s capable of, so does Cal. We need Miller to find himself, dust himself off, and bust this final 3 months of his college career in the teeth.

    Also, I didn’t say he’s a chump. I said “don’t be a chump (as in the future)… be the veteran fire”. He’s got 24 games to show the national stage he’s pro material.

  11. bluesince66
    1:54 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    Poythress is playing against high school kids, some that will never see a college court, while Darius is playing with future first round NBA picks. I see just a little difference there. Just get tired of everyone bashing Darius, he’s as good a person as anyone on the team and I am proud he’s from KY and does such a good representing us. He could be more consistent, but who couldn’t.

  12. bluesince66
    1:56 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    such a good job^ representing us. Sorry.

  13. Calipari'sInYourEar
    2:10 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    #11 – bluesince66 – Yes, Darius is playing WITH future first round picks. That means he’ll never get double teamed. Makes the game even easier.

    I don’t think you know what champions require of themselves. What makes champions.

    At no time in the discussion did I show interest in discussing Miller’s off court representation of the program. That sounds like a Tubby Smith commerical… “such a good job of shaking hands”.

    Let’s win #8. The kids have the class, now for the stuff that gets it done. Want it more than the other guy. Out work him off the court, everyday. Rest well. Repeat.

  14. Larry T Clemons
    4:36 pm January 11, 2012 Permalink

    WHY…WHY…WHY, are people making excuses for D. Miller, he’s a big boy and he’s a Senior. Darius, understands and now needs to react…he plays great in practice and he’s going up against great Team mates…D. will be fine, he’s still a young man and very draftable (nice word). Darius never gets made, angry or pissed,” he will ” and that change will elevate his game ! Sometimes you just have to be an animal in the competitive sports arena…Darius Miller, its Time To Become A WILD CAT…now go for it !

  15. laura
    3:23 pm January 12, 2012 Permalink

    Stop comparing the players!!!! A team is made up of talented individuals, each of which, on any given night, may shine more than others. D Miller is doing a great job,we are winning, and YES he will get drafted!!!!!!! Some people just always have to look for someone to put down. Can’t you just enjoy a winning, successful team (if you truly are a fan ) and let the NBA decide who gets drafted? Being mild mannered doesn’t mean you don’t have talent. People express their emotions in different ways-
    Again, leave Darius alone.