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Alex Poyhtress Voted as a Top-50 Breakout Scorer

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I’d say scoring 1,000 points a game would count as being a breakout scorer.

SI.com took a look at the 50 players they expect to see the biggest jump in points per game from last season to 2015-16. That dude Poythress came in at No. 48 with a bump of 3.8 points per game. Last year Poythress averaged just over five per game and SI.com expects him to score 9.3 per game this year. The list says while he missed last year, there’s plenty of room in the rotation for him to be a contributor on the offensive side of the ball this year.

I’m surprised Marcus Lee didn’t make this list though just due to an increase in minutes.

Article written by Bobby Reagan

One time representative of UK at SEC 3v3 basketball championships. Northern Yankee living the Kentucky dream. Follow me @uklefty22

3 Comments for Alex Poyhtress Voted as a Top-50 Breakout Scorer



  1. Shelby
    7:33 pm October 22, 2015 Permalink

    I LOVE pouthress. However, if he has a “breakout” year, i’ll be stunned. Alex has had moments that display his ridiculous athleticism and talent, but for the most part he has backed away from the moment and seems far too content to let others be the beast he SHOULD be. He hasn’t been the same since he got his shot blocked by poop tooth in a game against Duke his Freshman year. Now that he’s recovering from surgery, i think he’ll be even more tentative than he’s always been. I REALLY hope I’m wrong as Alex can be great and make this team great, but he must be a beast all the time, not just occasionally.



    • BillyBBN15
      9:43 am October 23, 2015 Permalink

      Shelby, I see where you’re coming from, and I can understand everything you said. Personally, and this is my opinion, I think that Alex is coming out guns blazing this year, and he’s not putting them up all season. Not only do us fans talk about Alex not really exploding and matching his potential these past couple of years, he has heard it over and over again. He is now a senior, more than likely still getting haunted by the fact that he couldn’t participate in last year’s historical 38-1 run. He has to know that he is a beast, and that he hasn’t played up to his potential yet, just like we do. We could look at his injury like “Ah man, he was tentative enough, this is just going to make him even more scared and hesitant than what he already was” OR we could say “Okay, Alex still has one more shot to prove what he’s got. He’s mad now. He’s bringing Hell to the court this season.” All I’m saying is, Alex is our leader this year. He’s our senior. He knows what he has to do, and I just want to be more optimistic than pessimistic that he is going to do so.

      In the words of Ryan Lemond, hopefully Alex is going to come out with a “wounded dog” mentality, and leave everything that he’s got out on the court this season.

      Go Big Blue, always.



  2. Megan
    6:38 am October 23, 2015 Permalink

    Nice job on the pic. The greatest who ever played. Sorry, Michael.