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Alex Poythress goes undrafted


Alex Poythress did not hear his name called on draft night, but that can be a good thing in some cases. Now he’s able to pick a situation rather than being stuck at the bottom of one roster, like Aaron Harrison did one year ago.

The key now is to show out in summer league and to keep working. The NBA dream is far from over for Alex.

Still, it’s a little heartbreaking for the young man who was once projected as a top-two pick.

Article written by Drew Franklin

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

5 Comments for Alex Poythress goes undrafted

  1. Kentuckyhomegrown
    8:37 am June 24, 2016 Permalink

    top two pick? lololollololololol

  2. mikeintn
    9:09 am June 24, 2016 Permalink

    I like Alex as much as anyone and glad that he played here 4 years, but I think not showing up to play at some games ended up hurting him in the draft.

  3. keiths
    9:25 am June 24, 2016 Permalink

    I like Alex, but how could anyone think he would get drafted? He didn’t show up for half our games,so how in the world could he play an NBA schedule?

  4. GroundControlToNumber9
    9:45 am June 24, 2016 Permalink

    When in school do your homework – Check

    When in class play attention – Check

    When on the basketball court stay awake – Zzzzzz

    (Hey buddy… you’re in the game… now’s your chance)

  5. GroundControlToNumber9
    9:50 am June 24, 2016 Permalink

    So glad we don’t have any of these sleep walkers on the bench anymore.

    Alex Poythress, Marcus Lee… I think these guys have a disease and passed it on to Skal.

    It’s the “I Made It” disease (so in other words get somewhere with just good DNA yet now your surrounded with others who are just as good). The only way to lose the disease (or never get it) is to work (SEE TYLER ULIS).

    And at no point in life ever think that you’ve finally made it.