Karl Towns Jr. Commits To UK

12/04/2012 08:46 AM

With his fifth-straight #1 recruiting class already locked up for 2013, John Calipari got a head start on his sixth-straight top-ranked class today with the commitment of Karl Towns. Towns, originally slotted as the top player of the 2015 class, announced that he’d also be entering college a year earlier than expected, placing him alongside point guard Tyus Jones as the best players in the 2014 group.

The 6’11” forward played for Calipari last summer as a part of the Dominican National Team, where he teamed with NBA players Francisco Garcia and Al Horford, and competed against former Cat Anthony Davis. Last season, the New York native averaged 11.8 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.8 blocks, while also serving as his class president and finishing with a 4.3 grade point average. Towns picked UK over Duke and Florida.

Here is the video of his announcement:

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News or watch it anytime with Spectrum On Demand. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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