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BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: What Is In Front of Alex Poythress?

Of all the guys coming back next season, I gotta admit that I am most excited about Alex Poythress.  Poythress went from fulltime starter to reserve player this season, which for many guys would cripple them.  While Alex was not the most consistent player this season, I was always pleased with his effort.  Let’s not forget that was a common complaint about him during his freshman year.  Then he moves to the bench for his sophomore year and the effort actually increases.  That is very encouraging to me for next season.  Alex will most likely find himself back in the starting lineup next season, and has the potential to be THE LEADER of the team.  Calipari suggested as much when he announced he was coming back.

So not only is Poythress have the ability to be the leader of a national championship caliber team, he also has a chance to start making a dent in the record books at Kentucky.  The one thing we will never see from the one and done players is their names on the career record books.  Sure, we’ll see them in the single-season records, but not the career ones.  Now that Poythress is coming back for a 3rd year, he might start making a climb in some of those records.  Just a look at the possibilities for Alex this season:

POINTS: 605 (Scored 371 freshman year, 234 sophomore year)
-If he scored same total as freshman year, will finish 64th on all-time scoring list
-If he scored 395 or more, will be 61st member of 1,000 point club
-Needs 479 points to crack into Top 50
-Needs 1,534 points this season to become all-time leading scorer (single season record is 948, so totally attainable)

REBOUNDS: 380 (199 freshman year, 181 sophomore year)
-If has same total rebounds as freshman year (199), will finish 33rd on career list
-If has same total rebounds as sophomore year (181), will finish 34th on career list
-Needs 293 rebounds to crack Top 25 (For reference, Cauley-Stein had 221 rebounds this year)

BLOCKS: 43 (14 freshman year, 29 sophomore year)
-If has same total blocks as freshman year (14), will finish 30th on career list
-If has same total blocks as sophomore year (29), will finish 24th on career list
-Needs 57 blocks to break into Top 20

Article written by Bryan the Intern

6 Comments for BTI’s Rants and Ramblings: What Is In Front of Alex Poythress?



  1. Mack
    9:53 am April 25, 2014 Permalink

    Alex should have more playing time this season but it may be best for the team if he is the first off the bench, but what ever the coach thinks.



  2. Harrison Twins Impact
    10:10 am April 25, 2014 Permalink

    Two Is Better Than One: Will The Twins Return? The Decision Is Getting Closer… http://wp.me/p4pLOr-g1



  3. the ghost of Bill Hicks
    10:19 am April 25, 2014 Permalink

    Alex is Kelenna 2.0. All the talent but just can’t seem to put it all together.



  4. WAIT A MNUTE
    10:47 am April 25, 2014 Permalink

    Doen’ts Julius hold the record for the most double-doubles by a Freshman ????? Isn’t that feat mentioned in the record books?????



  5. smh
    11:10 am April 25, 2014 Permalink

    Do you proof read your posts EVER?



    • Bryan the Intern
      11:23 am April 25, 2014 Permalink

      No, not really. It’s kinda the charm of them, don’t ya think?