UK Athletics announced today that sophomore forward Alex Poythress will return to the Kentucky men’s basketball program next year.

“Playing in the NBA has always been a dream of mine, but I want to make sure that I’m NBA-ready before I make that jump,” Poythress said. “By coming back, I’ll be so much closer to earning my degree in business and it will give me another year to prepare my game and my body for the next level.”

Looking forward to seeing more of this in the 2014-2015 season: