Alex Poythress was the 8th ranked player in his class according to Rivals, but after a so so showing in his first two college seasons, he’s going to be returning to Lexington for a third. Poythress, a 6’8″ forward, played fewer than 20 minutes per game for the Wildcats this year. He shot 56% from two, but under 25% from three and didn’t rebound or defend very well. NBA scouts are concerned his a tweener, and rightfully so.
Poythress is currently ranked 54th on DraftExpress’s top 100 prospects list, and is slated to go in the second round of the 2015 NBA Draft. He will again have playing time issues next season, as he battles things out with Willie Cauley-Stein, Marcus Lee, Trey Lyles, possibly Dakari Johnson, and Karl Towns.