Alex Poythress will be a household name a year from now. Multiple media sources have said the same thing over and over this summer. Poythress is going to lead this team on the offensive end of the court. I’ve heard the term “he’s a beast” used so much on different players that it is getting old, however Poythress is a “beast”. He recently sat down with the Courier Journal for a quick Q & A session. One great quote is below :
“Yeah, there’s plenty enough talent on this team for us to compete for a national title.”
I came across an interesting article of Larry Vaught’s the other night concerning some comments of Dick Vitale on John Calipari’s big heart. Dick was commending Cal on what great efforts he has put into charity work. At the end of the article, I found a gem from Vitale. Vitale says he loves Kentucky and it surprises him to see negative comments from fans.
“I told the campers two things I learned from my mother and father, who had fifth-grade educations. Never believe in can’t and the second one is be good to people and they will be good to you,” Vitale said. “I cannot satisfy everybody, but I try not to hurt anybody. I get amazed when I read comments that ‘he hates Kentucky because he says they were wrong for firing Tubby (Smith).’ That is so ridiculous. I love basketball and how can you not love what transpires at Rupp Arena. Most UK fans are terrific.”
It was a tale of two halves for the Kentucky Wildcats. After Max Smith went down early, a young freshman by the name of Jalen Whitlow took over at QB. The remainder of the half was the most exciting of the season for any UK fan as Kentucky lead 17-7. The second half was entirely different. South Carolina dominated the last half of the game, pulling out the win 38-17
“We’re all disappointed for John after how hard he worked this summer and how excited he was to begin training camp, but we feel fortunate that we caught the injury early and that he will be able to return with the vast majority of the season still in front of us,” team President Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. “In the meantime, we’re confident that the versatility and depth of our team will help us move forward and continue the positive momentum that we’ve seen over the past several months.”
SheridanHoops.com just announced their top 10 2013 NBA Prospects. The list is , as expected, loaded with Kentucky flavor. Nerlens Noel is listed as # 3. Behind him, Alex Poythress comes in at # 6. The final UK player on the list is Archie Goodwin at # 9.