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Alex Poythress named SEC Freshman of the Week

Donte Rumph can’t hog all the UK love from the Southeastern Conference weekly awards, he has to share some of it with Alex Poythress.  Poythress was named SEC Freshman of the Week after giving 60% effort, according to Calipari, against Lafayette.  In Kentucky’s two games last week, the freshman from Clarksville averaged 21 points and 6.5 rebounds.  He had 20 points and a team-high eight rebounds in a loss to No. 9 Duke, and then a 9-for-10 night from the field for a career-high 22 points against Lafayette, making him the first freshman since Brandon Knight in February 2011 to have consecutive 20-point efforts for Kentucky.

Go Cats.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

8 Comments for Alex Poythress named SEC Freshman of the Week



  1. well
    12:46 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    he’s entitled to it



  2. Axe Cop
    12:48 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    1. Nice.

    Congrats Alex. When he’s on, he’s the most entertaining Cat on the floor.



  3. Capt
    12:56 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    60% effort gets you SEC freshman of the week. Good one!



  4. bluefan
    12:58 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Good work, Alex! Keep those dirty dunks comin’!

    Drew, any news on whether Ryan is able to practice?

    Lol @ #1!



  5. NotSeanWoods
    1:01 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    LMAO @ #1! It’s The Kentucky Effect!



  6. Rockfield, KY
    1:10 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    I agree with Kyle Macy that he is a lot like Mashburn in style of play. I’m calling him Poythburn from now on.



  7. Devastation INC
    1:20 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    Yup agreed -he’s a youg mashburn for sure. I knew there was something going on with the Wendys connection.



  8. Archie926
    2:41 pm November 19, 2012 Permalink

    What’s the deal with Tony Trocha? Does he really have an offer?