| Small forward|
University of Kentucky
238 lb (108 kg)
| 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
| Southeastern Conference|
September 6, 1993 (age 22)
Northeast (Clarksville, Tennessee)
Kentucky Wildcats men's basketball (#22 / Small forward)
Antoine Poythress, Regina Poythress
Marcus Lee, Tyler Ulis, Willie Cauley‑Stein, Dakari Johnson, John Calipari
Alex Poythress Wikipedia
Alex Poythress (born September 6, 1993) is an American professional basketball player for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Pacers' NBA G League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. He played college basketball for University of Kentucky.
Poythress was rated as the number 17 player in the class of 2012 in the ESPNU 100, the number 10 player by Scout.com, and the number 8 player by Rivals.com.
Poythress chose Kentucky over offers from Florida, Tennessee, Memphis, and Vanderbilt, among others.
On December 12, 2014, Poythress was ruled out for the rest of the 2014–15 season after tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee during practice the previous day.
Poythress returned to Kentucky for his senior season, and averaged 10.2 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.
After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Poythress joined the Orlando Magic for the 2016 NBA Summer League. On August 29, 2016, he signed with the Indiana Pacers. He was waived by the Pacers on October 17, 2016 after appearing in two preseason games. On October 31, 2016, he was acquired by the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA Development League as an affiliate player of the Pacers.
On April 2, 2017, Poythress signed with the Philadelphia 76ers to help the team deal with numerous injuries. Philadelphia had to use an NBA hardship exemption in order to sign him as he made their roster stand at 16, one over the allowed limited of 15. He made his NBA debut that night, scoring 11 points in 24 minutes off the bench in a 113–105 loss to the Toronto Raptors. On April 11, 2017, he signed with the 76ers for the remainder of the season.
On August 22, 2017, Poythress signed a two-way contract by the Indiana Pacers. Under the terms of the deal, he will split time between the Pacers and their G-League affiliate, the Fort Wayne Mad Ants, with him returning to Fort Wayne once again for the majority of the season.