Poythress should step right in and play a majore role for Kentucky. The Wildcats will lose last season's SEC Tournament MVP Darius Miller at the small forward position at the end of this season. In addition to losing Miller there is also a possibility that Kentucky could lose Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to the NBA.
Adding Poythress to the class elevates the Kentucky class in the rankings, and brings to Lexington three top flight athletes.
Scout's Evan Daniels wrote today, "With Poythress' commitment, Kentucky jumps to No. 2 in Scout.com's 2012 recruiting class rankings. The Wildcats finished No. 1 in the past three recruiting class rankings."
Kentucky continues to pursue several players in the class of 2012.
Scout's Brian Snow evaluates the Kentucky class in The Roll Continues.