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Alex Poythress Out For Season With Torn ACL

Alex Poythress will miss the remainder of the 14-15 season for Kentucky with a torn ACL.

Poythress suffered the injury during Thursday's practice.

"When you're coaching other people's children and these children have high aspirations and unlimited potential -- not only to do things for themselves but for other people -- I can't begin to tell you the feeling when someone gets hurt," coach John Calipari said in a release. "My own son, Brad, tore his ACL last year. All I can tell you is I was physically sick when it happened to him. I feel exactly the same way now that it's happened to Alex."

 

Pursuing a title was a key motivation for Poythress to return for a third season with the Wildcats after last spring's NCAA title-game loss to Connecticut. 

Via ESPN

Jahlil Okafor Remains Consensus No. 1 Player In 2015 NBA Draft

Jahlil Okafor is No. 1 on the Big Board of every NBA executive Chad Ford has spoken to after the start of the college basketball season.

Okafor is averaging 17.7 points and 7.9 rebounds for Duke.

Okafor is a supremely polished low-post scorer.

Via Chad Ford/ESPN

Texas Loses Isaiah Taylor For Several Weeks With Wrist Injury

Isaiah Taylor will be out for several games with an injured wrirst.

Taylor received X-rays following the game, but Texas' medical staff will seek additional tests in Austin to see if there is a fracture.

"It looks like he's going to be out for several weeks," one source said, "but it's not season-ending."

Taylor is one of the top point guards in the country and averaged 12.7 points and four assists last season as a freshman. 

Via Jeff Goodman/ESPN
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