UK Basketball Recruiting

Nov 10, 2011 2:31 PM by Mary Jo Perino

5-Star Recruit Alex Poythress Picks Kentucky

He kept everyone in suspense, but five star wing Alex Poythress picked Kentucky in a ceremony at his high school Thursday afternoon.

The 6-foot-7 Poythress is Kentucky's third commitment of the 2012 recruiting class. He joins five-star recruit Archie Goodwin and four-star prospect Willie Cauley. Poythress picked UK over Vandy, Florida and Memphis.

According to ESPN and Scout.com, the addition of Poythress moves Kentucky's recruiting class up from number 9 to number 2. The Cats have a realistic shot at landing the top recruiting class in the nation for the fourth straight year.

Poythress ranks No. 16 overall in the 2012 class on Scout.com and 13th according to ESPN's rankings.

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