I think he is going to surprise in the same way that Davis did this year. He is VERY athletic and looks strong and he can score. Draft boards don't concern me till the end of next year's season.
I think I saw where Rivals moved Poythress up to #8.
As impressive as he is on the floor, he's equally impressive at school/work/home. A terrific kid that we are so fortunate to have. Once again, Cal has proven that he is the best evaluator out there.
Yea hes gonna dominate. Calipari knows what hes doing i dont doubt him one bit
i think he picked the right system. if he went to a more structured offense that didnt allow wing players to create, i think he would look robotic. it will be interesting to see how cal uses him. right now he is our starting SF and we will need a lot out of him.
Yea most deff.. I like his demeanor on and off the floor and the kinda of person u cant help but to root for
Before Noel re-classified, I think I remember Cal mentioning how Poythress was the key to this class, kinda like Jones was. (I might be making that up though. Memory isn't what it used to be.)
Rivals moved him up to 19th in the country to 8th in the country. Even at 8th, he is probably underrated. He and Shabazz were the two best players in the McDonald's game. I wonder if the Nike Hoop Summit outcome would have been different if they had had the good sense to put Poythress on the team.
It will be interesting to see how he does in the Jordan Brand game. Poythress is so athletic and very skilled too. He should have a big freshman year.
Not only did Rivals move him last week from 19th in the country to 8th in the country but heard Clark Francis on Tom Leach's show last week and Francis said he had him 30th in the country but he was going to significantly moved him up from there after his performance at the McDonald's All-Star game.
Well, last night Poythress once again proved he is one of the top 4-5 players in the country. It looked like he could score anytime he wanted too. People who list him as a PF haven't seen him play. He has a college PF's body but the skills of the swing man. He can really drive to the basket.
On top of that, they reported last night that Shabazz said Poythress was the toughest defender to score on. The announcer quoted Shabazz as saying that Poythress bodies him up, he moves his feet and Shabazz couldn't go around him nor over him.
It looks like Calipari has his heir apparent to the Liggins and MKG legacy as UK's shutdown defender.
One of the amazing things about that game last night was that there were only two players who impacted that game significantly without seeming to force thing: Poythress & Kaleb T. Don't get me wrong, I thought guys like Purvis were great, but Alex was efficient, smooth, strong, and he let the game come to him. He looked so much like MKG last night.
Archie's talent was obvious and so was Nerlens', but I thought Alex looked the most comfortable.
The best moment of the night? Archie's no-look to Alex for the baseline jam.
The second best moment? Ledo throwing himself that failed alley-oop off the glass. How embarrassing...
The worst moment? Every time Bazz got the ball with Nerlens on the floor. Muhammad went straight after him like he was enemy #1. Making the basket was a secondary agenda - smashing himself into Noel was obviously Job One. It was a petty display by a player who wants every spotlight on him all the time.
I couldn't agree more on Poythress. He looks so comfortable and confident. That probably comes with the knowledge that he can score whenever he wants. He looks like a guy who will step right in and be a star from day one and not be overwhelmed by everything.