Alex Poythress is a beast. I’ve probably said that fifty times on this site alone. He has a big body, yet agile and athletic. When he goes to the hoop, he is like a freight train. Unless you want ran over , you better get out of the way. Eric Lindsey, of CoachCal.com released some notes about Kentucky’s practice yesterday. It seems Lindsey shares my same thoughts on Poythress. Below are his notes :
Why has Calipari been so hard on Poythress recently? Because of dunks like Sundays. After missing a transition layup, he stayed with the play, got his own rebound and threw down a two-hand cram on Jarrod Polson. He did one better 10 minutes later in some one-on-one action with Kyle Wiltjer, throwing down a nasty one-hand slam on Kyle Wiltjer’s head. Both were good, but the second one gets my nod because Wiltjer was trying to block Poythress’ shot. When he decides he’s taking it to the basket and wants to dunk it, I don’t know that there is any player in the nation that can stop him without fouling him really hard. He’s that strong. Poythress has shown a lot of those flashes, but Calipari wants to see those on a consistent basis. By the way, his dunk on Wiltjer earned him Sunday’s “Helmet Dunk” award.