After actively recruiting him for the past couple of months, the Louisville staff has officially extended a scholarship offer to 6’8 200 lb. forward Alex Poythress of Clarksville, Tennessee. Poythress has been one of the top rising prospects on the AAU circuit this spring. He is listed as a 5-star recruit in Scout’s latest rankings. He currently holds offers from Louisville, WKU, Vandy, West Virginia, Tennessee, Ohio St., Missouri, Florida, Marquette, Miami, Memphis, Georgia, and UConn. Duke has not offered, but has recently got involved.
Poythress currently plays both the small forward and power forward position, but he wants to play primarily small forward in college. He plans to trim his list by the end of the summer, and make a decision in the fall. With limited amount of scholarships, Pitino will only be able to bring in about two players in 2012. Poythress is good enough to be one of those two in my opinion.