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Kentucky Adds Poythress To 2012 Basketball Class

Forward Alex Poythress from Northeast High School in Clarksville, Tenn., has chosen to sign with Kentucky.

Poythress picked Kentucky over Florida, Vanderbilt and Memphis. Poythress is considered the nation’s fourth-best small forward and 17th-best overall prospect by

“He’s an extremely gifted athlete that can run like a gazelle,” Northeast coach Al Cooper told ESPN. “He has a huge wingspan and the best fit for him was someone who allows him to face the basket and attack.”

Poythress joins a Kentucky class that will once again rank among the nation’s elite. Center Willie Cauley and guard Archie Goodwin have already joined the class.

Kentucky is still recruiting several other highly-touted prospects, including forwards Shabazz Muhammad, Anthony Bennett and Devonta Pollard.

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