By LARRY VAUGHT
If Kentucky coach John Calipari is right, senior forward Alex Poythress will be out two weeks with an injury to his right knee. He missed most of last season with a left knee injury.
Kentucky beat Florida Saturday and Georgia Tuesday rather easily even without Poythress. However, UK has games at South Carolina and Texas A&M in the next two weeks before Poythress would be scheduled to return.
How do the Cats cope?
“Next man up. That’s just kind of the theme. One guy goes down, isn’t playing, next guy up,” junior forward Derek Willis said after Tuesday’s win.
Who is the next man?
“I’ve been really impressed with Isaac (Humphries). Even when he came in he was probably the one freshman I was most impressed with. I mean, obviously they’re all very good players, but I liked his skill set,” Willis said.
“He kind of knows how to play the game and he’s a big, physical kid. That’s what we need, I think. Our post presence, it differs at times. I think he could give us a really good post presence once he starts to get comfortable and getting in his little rotation and playing his minutes.”