Kentucky basketball hasn’t had an Academic All-American since Mark Pope in 1995.
Today, Alex Poythress was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-America Second Team. A three-time SEC Honor Roll student-athlete, with a fourth likely on the way, Poythress earned a marketing degree with a 3.517 undergraduate GPA last May.
This year, as he provides leadership and a key presence in UK’s frontcourt, Poythress is also pursuing his master’s of science in kinesiology and health promotion. He had a 4.0 in his first semester of grad school last fall.
Alex is the perfect example of a student-athlete, and we hope he destroys Ben Simmons on Saturday.