Alex Poythress made his NBA debut tonight with the Philadelphia 76ers. After playing in the D-League for the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, the former Wildcat’s hard work was rewarded and he was finally called up. His first points in the NBA were in familiar fashion to UK fans who followed his career in Lexington.
With the game still underway, Poythress had a roaring dunk for his first NBA points. Check out the slam below:
POY, HE BOUT TO DO IT. pic.twitter.com/X3huODnKnr
– Philadelphia 76ers (@sixers) April 2, 2017
So far, Poythress has played 15 minutes and scored nine points accompanied by two rebounds and an assist. In the D-League, Poythress averaged a team leading 18.5 points along with 7.1 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.4 blocks per game.