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Alex Poythress has Always Been Resilient, just Ask his Mother

The BBN collectively held their breath when Alex Poythress hit the deck during last night’s Blue-White game.  Back in action in front of a crowd for the first time since his 2014-15 season ended with an ACL injury, the only thought through many people’s minds was “Get Up.”

He got up without pause.  It will happen many more times this year, but his Mother does not worry.  He’s been knocked down many times before, but finds a way to get back.  Regina Poythress shared a little-known story of Alex’s first scare with Cameron Mills Radio.

According to Regina, a knock on the door summoned her back to the party the 6 year old twins Alex and Alexis were attending. When she arrived at the party, she found her son lifeless, lying beside the pool. There was no heartbeat. No breath.  As another parent performed CPR, seemingly no hope.

And then the resiliency kicked in. Alex came to.

“Alex was given a second chance at life that day. It was a miracle, a true blessing,” Regina recounts.

Regina shared many other stories, like the time Alex didn’t make the cut for his 6th grade basketball team, and talked about Alex’s long road to recovery.  There’s still a long season to go for Alex to cross the finish line, but after hearing from his Mother, I’m confident he will find a way to succeed.

Read the full story here.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Alex Poythress has Always Been Resilient, just Ask his Mother



  1. Kussy
    11:37 pm October 28, 2015 Permalink

    I can see Alex getting cut from his 6 grade team cuz even as a college SR he is still raw when it comes to shooting and dribbling. He has Elite Athleticism though and that cannot be taught.



  2. chimichanga
    11:10 am October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Wo, that must have been absolutely terrifying for his family. I’m a big Poythress fan. Hoping for a healthy season this year for him and onto the NBA.