Towns, Cauley-Stein showcase their range in Los Angeles

06/02/2015 04:30 PM

LOS ANGELES — With the NBA Draft now only a few weeks away, the seven former Wildcats who left school early for the pros are working out for teams to try and improve their stock.

For Karl-Anthony Towns and Willie Cauley-Stein, that means proving they’re more than just post players and defenders.

The Kentucky frontcourt duo participated in a private workout session in Los Angeles on Monday with Ohio State guard D’Angelo Russell and impressed NBA representatives with their soft touch around the perimeter.

Both Towns and Cauley-Stein showcased an ability to take their game behind the three-point line, a weapon they often weren’t able to use while playing at Kentucky.

ESPN draft expert Chad Ford and Jonathon Givony and Mike Schmitz of Draft Express were in attendance for the workout and left very impressed with what they saw.

Towns is widely considered to be the frontrunner for Minnesota’s top overall pick on June 25th, and currently has Willie Cauley-Stein just behind him, going No. 5 to the Orlando Magic.

With NBA teams placing more and more emphasis on three-point shooting, KSTV discussed how valuable Willie and Karl’s offensive versatility will be in the pros.


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