Kentucky adds former No.1 talent in 2015
John Calipari and his Kentucky staff signed the nation’s top fall class, then got a huge start in the Class of 2014 today, when 6-10 Karl Towns from Metuchen, NJ St. Joseph’s decided to re-classify to the Class of 2014, then followed that up with a commitment to the Wildcats of Kentucky.
“The first thing I have to say is that I’m going to reclassify to the year 2014,” Towns, 17, said. “The second decision I have to make is my university. The university I’ve decided to play for in the year 2014 is the University of Kentucky.”
Towns had four years of high school eligibility, but he was in good enough academic standing to be able to move up in classification. A move that has been done by a number of four year players who re-classified rather than taking a fifth year at a prep school, among those were Andrew Wiggins, Noah Vonleh and Dakari Johnson all moved from the 2014 class to 2013 this fall.
Towns averaged 11.9 points, 10.3 rebounds and 5.1 blocked shots per game as a freshman while leading his team to a state class crown. He has an excellent face-up game and can hit jumper from three (63 as a frosh) or attack off the dribble on bigs. He has a nice mid-range game too, and is tough to stop around the hoop with solid fottwork and his klength. He is just coming into his body and will get much stronger over the next two years, and that will be key if he wants to make the kind of impact his skills promise. he’s not a done prospect yet, but all the tools are there if he can add strength and continue to build on hios quickness. He will, in our stimation, be another in the Wildcats potential one and done recruits and make an immediate impact for the Wildcats in the fall of 2014!
He chose Kentucky over Duke, North Carolina, NC State, Michigan State and Florida.