Another impact NBA player from Kentucky?
Who knows, but Monday night was at least a memory Alex Poythress won’t forget, as he knocked down his first five 3-pointers en route to a career-high 15 points for the Philadelphia 76ers.
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) April 11, 2017
As our Kyle Tucker pointed out, it makes UK fans shake their heads about what could’ve been as Poythress was riddled with injuries late in his career, including an ACL tear that ended his junior season early in 2014-15.
It proved costly for the Wildcats.
A reminder that UK had no one to check Sam Dekker in the only game it lost. https://t.co/tL58K2nZv1
— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_SEC) April 11, 2017
Poythress, who made his NBA debut last week, is in good company in the NBA.
With Alex Poythress signing with the Sixers, that puts a former UK player on 20 of the 30 NBA teams. That’s right, two-thirds of the teams. #BBN
— Scott Charlton (@Scott_Charlton) April 1, 2017