George Robinson of the theleafchronicle.com in Clarksville, Tenn., got a chance to talk to Kentucky forward Alex Poythress when he returned home to Clarksville to work the annual summer camp hosted by his prep coach Al Cooper.
Here are some of the insights that Poythress shared with Robinson:
On staying at UK rather than putting his name into the NBA Draft: “I like being on (Kentucky’s) campus. I like being in college. There’s nothing wrong with it. I’m not in any rush to go pro. I’m good where I’m at right now and I’m going to get another chance to improve as a player and a student and maybe do something special on the court in the end.”
More on the decision to stay at UK and who helped him decide: “I talked to my family and talked to the coaches and I feel like I made the right decision. There’s still a lot of things I need to improve on, and one more year of college will help with that. I’m still getting adjusted to the game and I’m on track to graduate in three years, and that’s a big plus.”