LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Atlanta Hawks forward Alex Poythress tweeted on Tuesday that his twin sister successfully donated a kidney to their mother.
“Surgery for my mom & sister went great! Thanks for everyone who thought about my family. Love these 2 women to death,” the player said on Twitter.
Regina Poythress has been dealing with kidney failure since her son signed with UK in 2011. Alex’s twin sister, Alexis, was deemed a match to donate a kidney. Surgery was Tuesday morning.
Poythress currently has a two-way contract with the Hawks, meaning he will mostly play in the G-League.