The story on everybody’s mind entering the basketball season is how Alex Poythress will play after suffering a season-ending ACL injury. We’ve heard from his teammates on how he feels, we’ve heard about his recovery from his Mother, but now you can hear how tough it was to sit out last season from the man himself.
“I’m not sure what the low point was, but it was real hard,” Poythress said. “It was rough. You’re a part of the team but you’re not playing. Your season is over, but your team’s season isn’t. It’s hard to get around. But you just need to cheer them on, not be a bad teammate.”
In the darker moments, there were people Poythress would lean on. His mom. Coach Cal. The Harrison twins. Cauley-Stein, who’d help take Poythress’ mind off things by playing video games with him.
And most of all, his twin sister, Alexis, a kinesiology student at Kentucky.
It’s been a long, difficult road for Alex. Hopefully he doesn’t have to spend anymore sleepless nights in the 2016 season watching “Breaking Bad.”