"Alex is prolific scorer with a multi-dimensional game. He's big enough that he can take smaller players down low and create problems, but he's too quick and too athletic for your typical forward to play him straight up. Alex has the potential to be a special player." -- Head coach John Calipari
2012-13 SEC Freshman of the Week (11/19) ... Freshman All-SEC ... Tallied nine points and career-high 12 rebounds in win over Florida ... Recorded 16 points and eight rebounds in win over Mississippi State ... Posted 21 points and seven rebounds in career-high 40 minutes against Missouri ... Grabbed nine rebounds in win over South Carolina ... Was 5-of-6 from the free throw line in win at Texas A&M ... Scored 15 points, while grabbing seven rebounds in win at Ole Miss ... Tallied first career 20-10 game against LSU with 20 points and a career-high 12 rebounds ... Posted 12 points and seven rebounds in win at Auburn ... Scored 10 points while grabbing eight rebounds in 24 minutes against Tennessee ... Totaled 12 points and six rebounds in 21 minutes against Texas A&M ... Posted seven points, six rebounds in SEC debut at Vanderbilt ... Tallied 16 points and five boards against Eastern Michigan ... Logged nine points and nine rebounds in win over Marshall ... Recorded game-high 15 points to go with six rebounds and two blocks against Portland ... Totaled 16 points and eight rebounds in win over Samford ... Had 13 points and a career-high two blocks vs. Baylor ... Became first Wildcat to have four-straight 20-point games since Jodie Meeks in the 2008-09 season ... First UK freshman to record four-straight 20-point games since Dwight Anderson in 1978-79 season ... Tied career-high 22 points against LIU Brooklyn while grabbing a career-high nine rebounds ... Tallied 20 points, including 8-8 from the FT line, and eight rebounds against Morehead State ... Scored a career-high 22 points against Lafayette ... Posted career highs in points (20), rebounds (7) and minutes played (37) against Duke ... In collegiate debut against Maryland, tallied eight points and seven rebounds.
High School Named Tennessee's Mr. Basketball and was also named Gatorade State Player of the Year ... Earned Parade and McDonalds All-America honors ... Seventh overall player and the No. 3 small forward by Scout.com ... Rated eighth overall and No. 2 at his position by Rivals.com ... ESPNU recruiting ranked him13th overall and No. 3 at his position.
Personal Son of Regina and Antoine Poythress ... Chose Kentucky over Florida, Memphis, Vanderbilt and Western Kentucky ... Born Sept. 6, 1993 in Savannah, Ga.