Karl Towns Wants To Be Like Randy Johnson

06/03/2013 11:28 AM

Karl Towns is one of the best basketball players in the class of 2014. He was New Jersey Player of the Year as a sophomore. He’s won two titles. He’s on the Dominican National Team. He’s a 4.3 student and class president. He’s a scratch golfer and can hit a ball over 330 yards. He taught himself to play piano. So what else is there to do?

Play baseball.

According to a report out of New York, Towns plans to try his hand at baseball this year for St. Joseph’s, despite not playing since he was in the 8th grade. Towns told Adam Zagoria that as an eighth grader, he could throw in the high-80s.

KSTV spoke with Towns’ father, who said, “It is an idea because he wans to say he did both. We will see how it goes. It’s not definite, but he will practice to see where he is throwing at (speed).”

The elder Towns also said his son wants to prove that he can be Randy Johnson.

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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. 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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