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Poythress impressive in Sixers workout and climbing up draft boards

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Alex Poythress was in Philadelphia yesterday for a pre-draft workout with the Sixers, his best workout thus far, he says.

Marc Eversley, the Sixers’ Vice President of Player Personnel, said Poythress “stood out” among the other NBA hopefuls in the workout at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

“The thing about Alex is, he just keeps moving forward,” Eversley told Sixers.com.  “He keeps getting better.  He’s got a great body, he’s got great size, he’s an explosive jumper, and he’s got a developing jump shot.  For him, he just needs to continue to work and improve his game.  He comes from a great program, Kentucky.  He’s got a future, for sure.

Poythress worked out with Phoenix on Monday, his first of the process; followed by Milwaukee on Wednesday and then Philadelphia. He has many more planned in the coming weeks, including a stop in Los Angeles to meet with the Clippers and Lakers.

ESPN’s Chad Ford now has Poythress as his No. 50 prospect.

Don’t sleep on AP in the draft in three weeks.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

6 Comments for Poythress impressive in Sixers workout and climbing up draft boards



  1. J-Dub421
    10:10 am June 3, 2016 Permalink

    Good for Alex! I hope he keeps climbing up the draft boards.



  2. RealCatsFan
    10:28 am June 3, 2016 Permalink

    I would love to see Alex work his way into a Chuck Hayes type position on an NBA team. Glad for him!



  3. fauxbobknight
    11:11 am June 3, 2016 Permalink

    “He keeps getting better. He’s got a great body, he’s got great size, he’s an explosive jumper, and he’s got a developing jump shot. For him, he just needs to continue to work and improve his game.”

    sounds exactly like the player UK got out of high school……..4 years ago. what did he do to go from the 80-90 range to #50?



    • catdaddyd
      11:49 am June 3, 2016 Permalink

      Remember it’s coming from Chad (James Young is a great passer) Ford.



    • fauxbobknight
      12:25 pm June 3, 2016 Permalink

      Touche. I guess he will move him back to the 100+ range in a few years when Poythress isnt on a roster.



  4. WeareBBN
    11:20 pm June 3, 2016 Permalink

    If he had 1 great workout that just means his next 10 he will show nothing, just like his games at UK.