Cats Run out of Gas in Finale, but Bahamas Trip Still a Success
Dominican Republic 63, Kentucky 62
Cats move to 5-0 on tour; finish with Dominican Republic tomorrow
Kentucky 77, Champagne Chalons-Reims Basket 72
UK moves to 4-0 on Big Blue Bahamas on strength of Poythress' 20 points
UK beat the Champagne Chalon-Reims 77-72 on Saturday, August 16, 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas.
Kentucky beat the Dominican Republic 83-71 on Friday, August 15, 2014, in Nassau, Bahamas.
Kentucky fell to UConn 60-54 in the NCAA championship game played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas
Kentucky beat Wisconsin 74-73 in the NCAA semi-finals on Saturday, April 5, 2014, at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.
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2013-14 (FRESHMAN): Saw action in 25 games and made four starts in his freshman season ... Averaged 2.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game ... Earned Midwest Region NCAA All-Tournament team accolades after pouring in 10 points and hauling in eight rebounds in a Sweet 16 win over Michigan ... Tallied four points on two dunks in UK's 74-73 win over Wisconsin in the Final Four ... Delivered his best performance of the season to help UK advance past Michigan in the Elite Eight, scoring 10 points, grabbing eight boards, including seven offensive, and swatting two shots in 15 minutes of action ... Had a put-back dunk in two minutes of a win over LSU ... Scored on a dunk in nine minutes of action vs. Missouri ... Scored on a put-back and added a rebound in a win over Georgia ... Had an assist in the win over Mississippi State ... Tallied 10 points and three blocks in UK's win over UT Arlington ... Made his first career start against Robert Morris ... Pulled down six rebounds in UK's win over Northern Kentucky ... Ranked second on the team with 17 points in collegiate debut vs. UNC Asheville ... Scored three points and added a pair of rebounds in a win over Transylvania ... Sunk a pair of free throws and added two rebounds in three minutes of action in a win over Montevallo.
HIGH SCHOOL: Notched 17.7 points, 19.5 rebounds and 6.7 blocks per game in his senior season at Deer Valley ... Earned Bay Area Player of the Year accolades ... Also an exceptional volleyball player who helped lead his team to a sectional title as a senior ... Averaged 13.9 points, 13.1 rebounds, 9.1 blocks and 1.3 steals as a junior ... In his first AAU competition he registered a triple-double that was highlighted by 11 blocked shots ... Ranked as the No. 17 overall player and the No. 5 power forward in his class by Rivals ... ESPNU Recruiting has him rated as the No. 30 overall prospect and the ninth-best power forward ... Scout has him tabbed as the No. 40 overall player and the No. 3 center ... Joined five classmates at the Jordan Brand and McDonald's High School All-America games.
PERSONAL: Son of Sherri and Ronnie Lee ... Born Sept. 14, 1994 in San Francisco, Calif. ... Chose Kentucky over Cal, Louisville and Duke.