Poythress Targets Fall Decision

With Tony Parker sitting out the Georgia Stars first game against Playground Elite on Day One of the EYBL Session #3 in Los Angeles, Alex Poythress helped lead the Stars to victory. The five star prospect then chatted up TDD's Brian Lhee.

Thanks to a jersey mishap with Parker, Alex Poythress ended up in the paint for most of the game in the EYBL Session 3 opener against Playground Elite. And though he projects as a small forward with the ability to stretch the defense on the offensive end, the 6'8 Poythress was willing to jump inside to help his team out.

"I had to play center because Tony left his jersey back at the hotel," laughed Poythress. "I don't even know what was up with that."

Despite playing in an unfamiliar role, Poythress made an impact inside where he scored 12 points and grabbed five rebounds in 27 minutes of action. At the next level, however, he'll take his talents to the perimeter.

"I'm going to be a small forward in college, definitely. It's a more naturally position for me."

With a list of several schools already making a serious push, Duke has joined the fray in a big way for the talented Georgia prospect.

"They came in shortly after the Boo Williams tournament. They started with a few calls and things like that. Then, during the open period they reached out to my school. They are one of the schools I'm considering, definitely."

Still, Poythress maintains he has no leaders and every school is "even" in his mind, and he's really not even thinking about recruiting.

"Really I'm just all over the place with the decision and recruiting. I am hoping to have a list by the time fall arrives so I can decide in the fall."

When that time comes, what's he going to be looking for?

"One thing I know will play a factor is how good a school's academics are. I am thinking about majoring in finance or something like that."

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