HAZARD — Alex Poythress visited Hazard on March 31 to meet fans and sign autographs at Wildcat Warehouse in the Daniel Boone Shopping Center. As a senior forward on the Kentucky Wildcats basketball team, Poythress played his last game for U.K. on March 19 in a loss to Indiana during the NCAA tournament.
Wildcat Warehouse in Hazard is a regular stop for University of Kentucky basketball players during their farewell tours. Plenty of local Wildcat fans were in the store on March 31 to say hello and snap a photo with Poythress, whose career at U.K. includes two Final Four appearances and one appearance in the championship game. On April 1, Poythress tweeted, “Had fun in Hazard yesterday!” Poythress has also shared a link through his Twitter account that allows people to see some of the pictures he took with fans in Hazard. The photos can be viewed at this web address: athleteessentialsgroup.com/hazard.
Sam Neace can be reached at 606-629-3243 or on Twitter @HazardHerald.