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Alex Poythress ranked the 7th best power forward in college basketball

Alex Poythress is finally back after his ACL injury and looked pretty good during Tuesday’s Blue/White game, scoring 17 points to go along with 7 rebounds. Poythress was also 3-4 from behind-the-arc, showing off an improved jumper that was the result of hard work during his rehab.

Mike DeCourcy of The Sporting News has been rolling out positional rankings this week, and this morning, released his Top 10 Power Forwards in college basketball. Alex comes in at #7.  Here’s Mike’s reasoning:

“How many times will we invest in the possibility of Poythress becoming a star? We shall make this promise: This is the last time. Poythress enters his final season at Kentucky having struggled, in large part because of circumstances beyond his control, to achieve excellence. He did fine as a freshman but was part of a sub-par team, was stuck behind a lottery pick as a sophomore and then last season missed much of the year with a knee injury. So now comes the break he deserves: He’ll play the college position he fits best in a frontcourt that is not overloaded with NBA first-rounders. If he can stay healthy, he will provide experience, athleticism and not a small degree of skill to the Wildcats.”

That may come off as harsh, but I think it’s pretty fair. Who is Mike’s #1 power forward? LSU’s Ben Simmons. Check out the rest of his rankings at The Sporting News.

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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6 Comments for Alex Poythress ranked the 7th best power forward in college basketball



  1. MTUK Fan
    2:27 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Hope he crushes it this year. Great young man who has represented UK extremely well and will succeed regardless of whether it is basketball or some other endeavor.



  2. DylanG
    2:56 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

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  3. leon singleton
    3:25 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Poythress will bring Kentucky #9 while Simmons and LSU are nit material.



  4. UKBlue1!
    3:27 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    I’ll take Alex. If we would have had him last year I think things turn out differently. He is a shut down type of defensive player.



  5. inside info2
    4:03 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    I see Alex as another Patrick Patterson in the NBA. That’s a good thing.

    Can’t wait to see him be the co-leader of the team this year along with Tyler. Going to be a fun year.



  6. Tom
    9:56 pm October 29, 2015 Permalink

    Leon, hustle out and get that tattoo before the line gets too long.