LEXINGTON, Ky. --- Alex Poythress will return to Kentucky for his sophomore season in 2013-14 season, head coach John Calipari announced Tuesday.
Head coach John Calipari released this statement through the University of Kentucky:
I'm really happy that, after talking with his family and evaluating his options, Alex has decided to return for his sophomore season. Alex is a great kid with a lot of potential and I'm excited to be able to work with him next year. I believe we have only scratched the surface with Alex, and another season in college will get him closer to reaching his dreams.
Poythress also released this statement:
"This year didn't end like we wanted it to. I want to come back and do what we said we wanted to do and that's win a national title. I want to develop more as a player and the competition coming in next year should help me do that."
Poythress earned SEC All-Freshman team honors this past season, ranking second on the team in points (11.4) and rebounds (6.2) per game.
Joining Willie Cauley-Stein and Kyle Wiltjer as announced returnees, the trio combined for 949 points, 40 percent of UK's offense in 2012-13.
The Wildcats will also add six McDonald's All-Americans as incoming freshmen, along with Derek Willis from Bullitt East High School. Number one overall recruit Andrew Wiggins is also considering Kentucky, along with Florida State, Kansas, and North Carolina.
It is already being heralded as perhaps the greatest recruiting class of all time.