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Northeast High School’s Alex Poythress named Class AAA Mr. Basketball for 2012

Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA)Murfreesboro, TN – Alex Poythress from Northeast High School was named Mr. Basketball in Class AAA for 2012. The other two finalists were Cameron Golden from Ridgeway High School and Jajuan Johnson from Southwind High School.

From Clarksville, TN, Poythress is a 6’8”, senior, small forward.  He is a three year starter for the Eagles who averages 30.1 points, 11.1 rebounds, 4.3 blocks, 2.0 assists, and 1.5 steals per game.  He shoots 67% from the field, 38% from three-point range, and 77% from the free throw line.

Alex Poythress named Class AAA Mr. Basketball for 2012
Alex Poythress named Class AAA Mr. Basketball for 2012

He has scored over 2,000 career points and has recorded 21 “double-doubles” this season.

Alex has been named to the All-District and All-District tournament teams three times and was an All-Region selection twice.

He was an All-State selection as a sophomore and was named the District MVP this season

The Northeast standout has signed to play for the University of Kentucky Wildcats.

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