Poythress, Johnson named D-League All-Stars

02/06/2017 05:48 PM

Former Kentucky basketball players Alex Poythress and Dakari Johnson have been named D-League All-Stars.

Poythress is in his rookie season with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants in the Indiana Pacers system and will play for the East team. Johnson, who plays for the Oklahoma City Blue in the Thunder organization, will play for the West.

Poythress is making the most of his opportunity to prove himself. He’s averaging 18.9 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Johnson’s stats are nearly identical to Poythress’. The former UK big man is averaging 18. 4 and 8.2 rebounds per game this season. This is Johnson’s second year with the Oklahoma City Blue. Last season he averaged 12.3 points and 8.1 rebounds as a rookie.

The D-League All-Star game will take place on Saturday, February 18 at 2:30 pm in New Orleans.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News or anytime with Spectrum On Demand. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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