- Mississippi State Bulldogs - January 17, 2017 - 7:00 PM EST - Humphrey Coliseum, Starkville, Miss. - ESPN
If we are to believe the numbers, Alex Poythress is still growing.
Participating at the Kevin Durant Skills Academy, Poythress officially measured in at 6-foot-9, 231 pounds, two inches taller than his official Kentucky measurement of 6-7 from his freshman season. Poythress is also listed with a 7-foot wingspan.
Poythress will get another official UK measurement later this summer, it’s a pretty good sign for a player who appears poised for big things in his second year at Kentucky.
Though Poythress struggled with consistency in his first year at Kentucky, he ranked second on the team in points (11.4) and rebounds (6.2) per game. Poythress began his career by scoring 20 or more points in four of his first five games and double figures in eight of his first 10. The four-game stretch of 20 or more points early in the year was the first for any Wildcat since Jodie Meeks did it during the 2008-09 season.