Everyone loves absurd stats and numbers, right? Well, here’s one for our very own Alex Poythress courtesy of Sports Illustrated’s Luke Winn.
Winn charted every defensive possession during Kentucky’s first 20 games last season. During that time, the player Poythress was guarding shot 12.8 percent from the floor. Read that again. Poythress held his opponent to 12.8 percent shooting from the floor. Simply put Poythress doesn’t give up buckets and that number was obviously higher than anyone else on the team during Winn’s charting.
Thinking about the insane defensive numbers a core of Tyler Ulis, Alex Poythress and Marcus Lee can put up together has to have John Calipari drooling. Also this stat shows how vital it will be to keep Poythress on the floor next season.